Wednesday, 18 April 2018

British interested in building nuclear propelled tanker according to the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant dated 11 March 1967

An item dated London, England 10th reported that the first to be built British nuclear propelled merchant ship would be a 80.000 tons tanker. With estimated building costs of 110 million Dutch guilders was it to be commissioned between 1961-1964. Two types of reactors based on the nuclear fission principle of the Calder Hall nuclear station were to be tested on land.