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Close up of port bow of NS Savannah

Date: Jul. 21 1959 | Identifier: 1022.1.a.3
The NS Savannah was the world’s first nuclear powered merchant vessel. The ship was christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower on July 21, 1959, and was launched on March 23, 1962. It was in service from March 1962 until October 1971. more...