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Year Built
1962
Official Number
287392
Ship Yard
New York Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Passenger
Specific Type
Cargo Liner
MARAD Type
P2-N1-MA40a
Ship Length
595.0 feet
Beam
78.00 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
8500 tons
Gross Tons
15590 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
--
Draft, Lightweight
18.3 tons
Displacement, Summer
21990 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12200 tons
Immersion, Summer
75.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
67.0 tons
Fate
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Historical Narrative



NS Savannah is the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's only National Historic Landmark.

There is no historical narrative for this vessel at this time, although the NS Savannah program's section on MARAD's web site includes additional information at the ship.

The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association hosts a virtual tour of Savannah on its web site.
Mission

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Milestones


Event: Completed
Date: 5/1/1962

Vessel delivered on this date
Event: Transfer
Date: 10/22/1981

MARAD transferred custody and control (under a bare boat charter) to Patriots Point Development Authority, Point Pleasant, South Carolina, for use as a museum ship.
Event: Entry
Date: 7/14/1994

Entered James River Reserve Fleet for lay-up
Event: Returned
Date: 7/14/1994

Charter to Patriot's Point ended, and vessel returned to full MARAD control.
Event: Departed Fleet
Date: 7/15/2006

Departed fleet for dry-dock
Event: Interim Movement
Date: 6/3/2008

Vessel shifted home port from Norfolk, Virginia to Baltimore, MD

Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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7/17/1991 NS Savannah National Historic Landmark Nomination.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.
1/1/1983 NS Savannah American Society of Mechanical Engineers Landmark Brochure.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.
6/29/1992 NS Savannah American Nuclear Society Landmark Citation.pdf The default expand icon picture which is by default a plus sign The download picture that indicates an icon for downloading action.

Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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