• Short Summary

    MOST SHIP YARDS LOOK ABOUT THE SAME, AND MOST SHIPS LOOK ALIKE WHILE THE WORKMEN WELD THEM TOGETHER.

  • Description

    MOST SHIP YARDS LOOK ABOUT THE SAME, AND MOST SHIPS LOOK ALIKE WHILE THE WORKMEN WELD THEM TOGETHER.

    BUT THIS IS ABOUT A SHIP WITH A DIFFERENCE. SHE'S THE "SAVANNAH", THE NUCLEAR SHIP OF THE FUTURE. THE ATOM-POWERED "SAVANNAH" IS THE FIRST AND ONLY ONE OF HER KIND IN THE WORLD. SHE'S BEING PUT TOGETHER BY WORKMEN AT THE NEW YORK SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION IN CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY (place - source). AND THE WORKMEN, SHOWN HERE INSTALLING HER BOW SECTION, KNOW THEY ARE BUILDING HISTORY. HER KEEL WAS LAID IN MAY OF LAST YEAR, WITH MRS. RICHARD NIXON (CQ) DOING THE HONORS. SHE'S TO BE LAUNCHED ON JULY 21ST, MRS. EISENHOWER WILL SWING THE BOTTLE. AND WHY SHOULD SUCH A REVOLUTIONARY SHIP BE CHRISTENED WITH SUCH A STATELY OLD NAME? WELL, THE "SAVANNAH" IS NAMED FOR THE "S. S. SAVANNAH"....AND THAT "SAVANNAH" WAS THE FIRST STEAMSHIP TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC ... WAY BACK IN 1819.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABEN6J1T1QU0YL7TCM0WM6FRU6
    Media URN:
    VLVABEN6J1T1QU0YL7TCM0WM6FRU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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