National Geographic : 1962 Aug
KGDACHROME(BELOW) AND HS EKTACHROME ) N.G .S. Testing for radiation continues without letup. Tweezers grip a paper disk that has been rubbed across a deck or bulkhead. Lead-lined counting device at right meas ures any contamination picked up by the paper. Automatic monitors check radioac tivity at key locations, and alarms sound if readings exceed a permissible level. Savannah's namesake spreads golden sails at the entrance to the main dining room. In 1819 she became the first vessel to use steam on a transatlantic crossing, carrying only enough fuel to turn her rudimentary paddle wheels for three and a half days. Just as one Savannah ushered in the Steam Age of ocean travel, her successor inaugurates the Atomic Age of merchant shipping. Spacious stateroom wins the approval of three pretty visitors. Savannah can carry 60 passengers as well as cargo, but her roomy lounges and promenades are scaled for a grander job: the welcoming of guests in ports of call. The ship will serve as a show case of American use of the atom for peace.