Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Nuclear Ship Savannah
Erected 2012 by the Georgia Historical Society, the Savannah Ocean Exchange and Ships of the Sea Museum. (Marker Number 25-41.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Peace • War, Cold • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Georgia Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
Location. 32° 5.023′ N, 81° 5.313′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on International Drive, Hutchinson Island near Savannah River. Located at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Southeast of US17,Hutchinson Island exit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One International Drive, Hutchinson Island, Savannah GA 31421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.S. James Oglethorpe and the Battle of the Atlantic (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Savannah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Savannah's Cobblestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arts & Crafts Emporium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Savannah in the American Revolution (approx. 0.2 miles away); Solomon's Lodge No. 1 F.& A.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christmas in Savannah 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish Colonists (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Nuclear Ship Savannah.
SAVANNAH (nuclear ship) *** (added 1982 - - #82001518)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Sharpe,George W.,Inc., New York Ship Building Corporation
♦ Area of Significance: Engineering, Maritime History, Politics/Government, Transportation, Commerce
♦ Period of Significance: 1950-1974
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Public Works, Water-Related
♦ Current Function: Recreation And Culture
♦ Current Sub-function: Museum
upgraded to National Historic Landmark status by the National Park Service on July 17, 1991.
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1. NS Savannah, Wikipedia entry. named for SS Savannah, was the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, built in the late 1950s at a cost of $46.9 million, including a $28.3 million nuclear reactor and fuel core, funded by United States government agencies as a demonstration project for the potential usage of nuclear energy. (Submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. NS Savannah by Rich Pekelney of the Historic Naval Ship Association. Savannah was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. It was named an International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1983. It was named a Nuclear Engineering Landmark by the American Nuclear Society in 1991. And finally it was upgraded to National Historic Landmark status by the National Park Service on July 17, 1991. (Submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Currently docked in Baltimore, Maryland, under a long-term lay berth contract with Canton Marine Terminals. The U.S. Maritime Administration Savannah Technical Staff of the Office of Ship Disposal manages the activities onboard the ship, with strong emphasis on licensed facility operations and pre-decommissioning planning. The Maritime Administration intends to maintain Savannah in protective storage for some years into the future; however, under current law and regulation the decommissioning process must be completed and Savannah's operating license terminated no later than December 2031.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on October 8, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.