Full size Printed Plans & Article
Not a KIT or MODEL No Material
Full size printed plan on two sheets 41” x 20” and 17” x 11”
Eight-page article with history, building notes and photos
Beam 4 7/8”
Suitable for Radio Control or display
By Walter A. Musciano
Construction of this beautiful model begins with the keel, and bulkheads and frames. The keel must be joined along the splice lines, as shown in the profile view. Also note that a tunnel must be formed for the stern tube by piecing the keel together. When this has dried, the bulkheads and frames should be cemented to the keel in the proper locations. While this is drying, the main deck should be cut to shape and the various parts cemented together. Cement the assembled main deck to the top of the bulkheads and frames.
The N.S. Savannah is a single screw passenger cargo ship with an overall length of 595 feet. The beam is 78 feet and the white beauty has a draft of 29 feet. Total displacement is 22,000 tons. The cruising speed is 21 knots, with a normal output of 22,000 shaft horsepower. She can accommodate a crew of 109, plus 60 passengers in first-class cabins.
The N.S. Savannah was designed by the firm of George G. Sharp Inc. and built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation. As a member of the design staff of George G. Sharp Inc., the author is proud to have had a part in the development of this historic ship.
The Savannah is a test ship, and many features have been incorporated into its design that would not ordinarily be included on the average ocean liner. The ship has three important missions: to enlighten the public to the fact that nuclear-powered ships are entirely dependable and safe; to win acceptance for atomic-powered ships in the world's ports; and to force early solutions to the technical as well as psychological problems of nuclear-powered commercial ships.
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