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Here are a few photos of my tour of the ns Savannah in March, 2009.  Thanks to Mr. Kohler for making this tour possible.

“Savannah” was the name suggested by the famous ocean-liner historian Frank Braynard after the first steam ship to cross the Atlantic.  Her designer, George Sharp, was given the mandate of making her look sleek and clean.  They succeeded admirably as Savannah has great lines.  She was part of the “Atoms for Peace” program.  The idea was to prove to the world that nuclear power had uses other than bombs.  Laid up since 1972, she was an interesting experiment in commercial nuclear propulsion.  Part cargo ship and part passenger liner, her interiors are vintage 1960’s American.  This was my second tour of the ship.  I toured her once at Patriot’s Point in South Carolina as a 10 year old back in the 1980’s.  I have fond memories of running all over the ship back then.

If you want to see a larger version of each photo, just click on it.

 

  • Volunteer NS Savannah Docent

    re the petrified wood coffee tables, one of them is in the Lounge on the starboard side (your photo is from the port side entrance looking forward). Come back on National Maritime Day when the ship is open to the public if you’d like to see it.

    P.S. the original piano from the Lounge is also aboard the ship in pieces in one of the holds awaiting restoration. Most of the other furniture has unfortunately vanished.