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Welcome to the official website of the N.S. Savannah Association, Inc. We are dedicated to preserving and protecting the N.S. Savannah, a non-functional one-of-a-kind nuclear cargo/passenger ship. The Savannah is presently located in the Port of Baltimore, Maryland, under a long-term layberth contract with Canton Marine Terminals.


Historic Ship N.S. Savannah Open for Tours May 18, 2014 in Observance of Maritime Day

N.S. Savannah Association, Inc. 4/17/2014

The unique, nuclear powered ship N.S. Savannah will be opened for tours at her pier in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as a part of the annual commemoration of Maritime Day. During the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, visitors will be offered a rare opportunity to view this beautiful and historic vessel.

"This day pays special tribute to the people who served as merchant mariners in service to their country as well as to the benefits that the maritime industry provides for the United States," says Bob Moody, President of the N.S. Savannah Association Inc. and former licensed reactor operator on the ship. "We┬┤re pleased that the Port of Baltimore hosts visitors on these occasions, and that the U.S. Maritime Administration opens the ship for the day for tours so that people can see just how unique and beautiful the ship is, inside and out." N.S. Savannah Association members will be on board during the weekend, providing information to visitors from a unique perspective - that of having worked on the ship. The Association serves to assist in preservation of the ship, as well as public education about the ship and its history. The ship is owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Maritime Day, declared as a holiday by joint act of Congress in 1933, was set as May 22 as that is the day in 1819 on which the steamer Savannah left on the first successful transatlantic voyage by a steam-powered vessel. In honor of that pioneer, the keel of N.S. Savannah was laid on Maritime Day in 1958.

The ship is located at Canton Marine Terminal Pier 13, 4601 Newgate Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224. For directions to the ship click here.

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  Will Davis
  Communications Director, N.S. Savannah Association
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Associate and Donation Drive

Our Annual Associate and Donation Drive is in progress! If you would like to become an associate and/or support us with a contribution, please join or donate today using our secure donation site or the printable form. Annual dues are $75.00 which helps with the preservation of the ship and promotion of onboard activities. To join or donate, click here to visit our Associate and Donations Page


Visiting the N.S. Savannah

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) controls access to the N.S. Savannah and the ship is not currently open to the general public. However, MARAD's Savannah Technical Support (STS) group can grant access to the ship and provide escorted tours for groups and individuals. All visits and tour requests should be directed to the MARAD STS group. Please visit the MARAD website Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on arranging your tour. Click here for driving directions to the N.S. Savannah.

You can take a virtual tour of the ship right now at the Historic Naval Ships Association website's Tour of N.S. Savannah.


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