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.
60th Anniversary of the N.S. Savannah Christening/Launching
Mamie Eisenhower christened the N.S. Savannah at its launching on July 21, 1959, which means she's been afloat for 60 years now and still going strong.
Photo courtesy of ssMaritime
N.S. Savannah Hosting Bicentennial Celebration of the S.S. Savannah
Please join us onboard the Nuclear Ship Savannah Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9am – 4pm Rain or Shine, for this exciting recognition. Our program will celebrate both vessels named Savannah, and the pioneering steam boat inventors who charted the course to oceanic steam navigation! The program begins with the annual meeting of the Steam Ship Historical Society of America – all are welcome to attend. The N.S. Savannah Association will also be holding its Board of Directors meeting at 9am. At 10am, the U.S. Maritime Administration will host an information session and media tour for the decommissioning of the N.S. Savannah nuclear power plant. After lunch, a speaker program will celebrate the steam boat pioneers James Rumsey, John Fitch and Robert Fulton. The noted author John Laurence Busch will present the innovative history of the Steam Ship Savannah – the first engine-powered vessel to cross an ocean, and other speakers will celebrate the legacy of S.S. Savannah and the history and future of its nuclear namesake. You will also be able to tour the ship’s nuclear power plant for the first time. RSVPs are required for this free event, please sign up here.
N.S. Savannah Open to Public for National Maritime Day
Please join the Baltimore Port Alliance, the staff and crew of the N.S. SAVANNAH, the N.S. Savannah Association, and the Port of Baltimore community as we celebrate National Maritime Day on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 10am to 4pm. Our National Maritime Day observance ceremony begins at 11:15am promptly, and features many Federal, State and Local dignitaries on hand to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the N.S. SAVANNAH’s first port call to Baltimore.
With a public open house and activities for ship lovers of all ages – there is something to do for everyone. In addition to touring the Savannah you can visit the Steam Ship John W. Brown, there will be a radio-controlled model boat pond, exhibits on Pier 13 from maritime industry & other groups, culinary demonstrations from Stratford University, Vintage steam powered machines, and guided tours of the nuclear reactor and engine room areas. The radio of the N.S. SAVANNAH returns to the airwaves as a ham radio club will be operating from the Boat Deck.
The event is FREE. Public hours are from 10am to 4pm. Local, free parking is available with shuttle vans connecting the parking to the pier.
Membership and Donation Drive
Our Annual Membership and Donation Drive is in progress! If you would like to become a member and/or support us with a contribution, please join or donate today using our secure donation site or the printable form. Annual dues are $25.00 which helps with the preservation of the ship and promotion of onboard activities. To join, click here to visit our Membership and Donations Page. You can also make a donation without joining by clicking this button:
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.