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NAUTILUS (Nuclear Submarine)

Groton, Connecticut
County of New London.
Naval Submarine Base, Submarine Force Museum
National Register Number: 79002653
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: CT-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Exhibit; http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-nautilus.htm.
Web Site: www.ussnautilus.org/ussnautilus/history.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 20, 1982):
The brainchild of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the USS NAUTILUS was the world's first nuclear propelled submarine. Her propulsion system is a landmark in the history of naval engineering and submersible craft. NAUTILUS' nuclear plant enabled the boat to remain submerged for weeks, even months. NAUTILUS demonstrated her capabilities in 1958 when she sailed beneath the Arctic icepack to the North Pole, to broadcast the famous message "NAUTILUS 90 North." See: www.ussnautilus.org/ussnautilus/history.htm.

Condition:
The vessel is in excellent condition and under continuous maintenance as per US Navy requirements.


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