Nuclear Ship Savannah

Nuclear Ship Savannah (HM13RO)

Location: Savannah, GA 31421 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.023', W 81° 5.313'

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The N.S. Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo/passenger ship, built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, was launched on July 21, 1959 and commenced her maiden voyage at sea on Friday March 23, 1962. Before embarking on a world tour, the ship called at the Port of Savannah on August 22, 1962. Named in honor of the S.S. Savannah, the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic, the N.S. Savannah was part of President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative to demonstrate the technical feasibility of nuclear propulsion for merchant ships. Carrying 9,400 tons of cargo, 60 passengers and 124 crew members, the N.S. Savannah was capable of cruising at 21 knots and traveling 336,000 miles on a single fuel load.
HM NumberHM13RO
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
Marker Number25-41
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, the Savannah Ocean Exchange and Ships of the Sea Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491643 N 3549718
Decimal Degrees32.08371667, -81.08855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.023', W 81° 5.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 1.38" N, 81° 5' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 International Dr, Savannah GA 31421, US
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