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The NS Savannah is the first nuclear powered cargo/passenger ship. Envisioned by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955, Savannah served as a demonstration ship for nuclear power. Her missions were:
(1) To demonstrate to the world the employment of nuclear power in an instrument of peace for the benefit of mankind,
(2) To bring the power of the atom into the market places of the world in peaceful trade and commerce,

(3) To enlighten the public to the fact that nuclear-powered ships are entirely dependable and safe,

(4) To stimulate early solutions to such problems as international liability and indemnification, and, win for nuclear ships, acceptance in the world's ports,

(5) To give the Maritime Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission the opportunity for prudently assessing the possible contributions of atomic power to the progress of the American Merchant Marine in providing shipping services on routes essential for maintaining the flow of the foreign commerce of the United States.

As such, she was not intended to be forced to make a profit. The irony of that shows her parallels to the SS Savannah for which she is named. Savannah proved less profitable than conventional cargo ships of her size, for two primary reasons:
The addition of passenger areas in areas which could be used for cargo space, and the fact that no cargo holds could be placed above the nuclear reactor.

Savannah was launched in 1959 and entered service in 1962. She operated passenger service until 1965. In total, she carried 848 different passengers over her 3 year passenger service.
In 1971, the reactor was deactivated and as such can never run again.

In the 1980's, she was berthed in Patriots Point, South Carolina, along with the USS Yorktown. She went to drydock in 1993, and since 2008 has been berthed in long-term protected storage in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Maritime Administration envisions the eventual conversion of Savannah into a museum ship, once all nuclear material is removed and the reactor spaces cleaned.

I built it 1:1 with full interior.

P.S. No tanks in cargo holds this time, Savannah is a peacetime ship
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03/03/2017 9:13 pm
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FirmusPiett
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This is top notch awesome, great interior and sumptuous form. A fine, elegant ship.
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03/04/2017 2:26 pm
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tillwill
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thank you very much!
and I hope very much that the real ship is one day turned into a museum. it would be a true shame to put the scrap this historic vessel.
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06/04/2016 9:10 am
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J-bombb64
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one of the best looking ships in minecraft
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06/04/2016 11:24 am
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tillwill
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thank you!
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05/22/2016 6:02 am
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Wooouh
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Cool,but why so much water in it (there can't be that many swimming pools)? (see cutaway)
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05/23/2016 10:12 am
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tillwill
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theres only one swimming pool, it is on the prom deck outside the veranda

the water you are seeing in the cutaway is mostly ballast, as cargo ships are designed to balance with full load, when they are not full load they compensate for it with ballast water.

at the bow is also the peak tank, which holds fresh water used by the crew and passengers.

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05/21/2016 9:44 am
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sslaptnhablhat
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Awesome!
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05/21/2016 12:31 pm
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tillwill
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thank you!
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05/20/2016 5:16 pm
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debitfett
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Yay, schematic!
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05/21/2016 12:31 pm
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tillwill
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yep!
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