Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Italian Fiat concern and Ansaldo Shipyards interested in building nuclear propelled tanker according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 18 June 1958

An item referred to a statement of the director of the Italian Fiat-concern that Fiat was negotiating with the Italian Ansaldo shipyard the building of a 70.000 nuclear propelled tanker. The ship was to be fitted out with 1-32.000hp American Westinghouse reactor. A final date was not supplied but the hope was that Italy would be the first country realizing a nuclear propelled tanker.