Did you know? The USS Nautilus—the world’s first nuclear powered submarine—was built in Groton, Conn. in 1954.

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The USS Nautilus—the world’s first nuclear powered submarine—was built in Groton, Conn. in 1954.

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958. Wikipedia
Located in: Naval Submarine Base New London
Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06340
Launched: January 21, 1954
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Length: 320′
Construction started: June 14, 1952
Area: 71 acres
Added to NRHP: May 16, 1979
Beam: 28′

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