USS Nautilus Sub Commemorated in Groton, CT
June 19, 2012
TheDay.coml: [A ceremony at the Groton Shipyard] commemorated the 60th anniversary of the keel-laying for USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine.
It was on June 14, 1952, that President Harry Truman officiated at the construction milestone for the submarine.
A crowd of about 100 people that gathered Thursday [June 14] at the same spot inside the shipyard, where speakers including Electric Boat president Kevin Poitras described the Nautilus as a vessel that revolutionized naval warfare. The project to install a nuclear reactor inside a sub was guided by Adm. Hyman Rickover, a man considered the father of the nuclear Navy.
To read more:
Video: USS Nautilus General Dynamics-Part 1
Video: USS Nautilus General Dynamics-Part 2