Skip to comments.Electric Boat Marks 60th Anniversary Of Nautilus
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:21:27 PM PDT by moonshot925
GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ A Groton shipyard has held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the keel-laying for USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.
It was on June 14 in 1952 that President Harry Truman officiated at the construction milestone for the submarine at the Electric Boat shipyard.
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I served on-board the USS Dace, ssn-607.
Thanks to you for your service!
thank you, btw, do you know we were dubbed Rickover’s “ni**ers”
I had no idea. That doesn’t sound good.
There is an Submarine Force Museum in Groton and you can go aboard the Nautilus. Well worth the trip.
*one ping only*
I was an Electronics Technician on USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657) from 1984 to 1988.
Our boat carried 16 Trident C4 SLBMs with 8 W76 warheads each.
We carried more firepower than has ever been released in the history of war.
Thanks for the memories. I spent a couple of years at Groton Electric Boat doing precom for the USS Boston (SSN-703), now razorblades. The sail is in Buffalo, NY.
It was so neat watching the rings being welded together while the turbines and reactor and such were added. Awesome to see. The shipyard workers cared and there were a lot of them and they were so dedicated.
I can only imagine what it was like when the Nautilus was built. The program was just getting started. I saw Rickover getting on the Dallas on his last sea trials. Awesome memories.
Ive been on the Nautilus as a floating museum.
that’s around the time I served.
been there, done that, got the tee shirt.
do you know the history of the Nautilus? It started out as a diesel boat but was converted to nuclear by Rickover.
I just stumbled on that looking for a picture of Seadragon SSN 584
I was a navy nuke, and to be honest, hated it. Although they say it builds character.
BTW, I saw them launch the USS OHIO at that shipyard.
I had no idea that it had been converted from SSBN to SSGN. Cool!
I worked on 2 slow attack conversions, USS George Washington and USS John Marshall
I was a a CTM rider.
I remember It fondly but it was hard work, 16 hour shifts and a lot of sacrifice.
What I liked was the responsibility and trust that people gave you.
I also liked the no nonsense atmosphere.
I installed and maintained whiz bang Spook gear for spec ops.
Every mission was a spec op.
I meant to send that privately.
Now I’ll have to kill myself LOL
your secrets safe with us..
I hardly think it matters since all those boats are razor blades now.
true. thank goodness you’ve maintained your sense of humour.
Yes. The first 4 Ohio class SSBNs(Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Michigan) were converted to SSGNs. Each missile tube has a 7 cell VLS. Each boat can carry a total of 154 Tomahawks.
What was done with the missile tubes on George Washington and John Marshall? I heard they were filled with concrete.
The hull was cut and shortened, then the remaining tubes were filled with concrete