Keel laying of the nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, NS Savannah, at shipyard of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden New Jersey. Mrs. Pat Nixon, wife of Vice-President Richard M.Nixon, is seen at the keel laying of the ship, a center piece in President Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative. Scene at the Babcock and Wilcox company, where steel parts are being fabricated for the Savannah's nuclear reactor. The reactor head being molded. Uranium oxide fuel pellets being manufactured. Core filled with fuel pellets being lowered into the reactor. Animated diagram illustrates how the ship's reactor and propulsion system will work.View of shock-absorbing collision protection and radiation shielding being placed around the reactor shell. views of the ship under construction in the ways at the shipyard.Views of the ship's turbines manufactured by the De Laval Steam Turbine Company. A technician uses a brush to dust the precision gears of the DeLaval manufactured turbines. Meshed gears turning.
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