Posted by: 1of10boyz | May 5, 2013

USS Nautilus lets visitors experience life down below


Never been there. Guess I need to add it to my list of places to visit.

Submarine Diary

USS Nautilus

The USS Nautilus was the first nuclear powered vessel. It was also the first ship to reach the geographic North Pole.

 

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a submariner and dive deep below the ocean surface you can do just that at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton. There you can see the history of the submarine service and climb aboard the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered vessel.

The Nautilus, named after the ship depicted in Jules Verne’s novel, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” was first launched Jan. 21, 1954, after 18 months of construction. First lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across Nautilus’ bow during the ceremony. On Sept. 30, 1954, Nautilus became the first commissioned nuclear powered ship in the U.S. Navy.

Nautilus made naval history on July 23, 1958, when it departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, under…

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