Diving Deep: 65 Years of Nuclear-Powered Subs

By Katie Lange On Jan. 21, 1954, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched out of Groton, Connecticut. While the U.S. had been using submersibles since the Revolutionary War — going from hand-cranked wooden rigs to treasured diesel-powered assets during World War II — this ship truly revolutionized the game. The creation of the nuclear-powered sub ushered in an era in which tactics used up to that point by and against submarines were instantly obsolete. In their place came advanced firepower, higher speeds, survivability and endurance. So, What…

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Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute at the U.S. Navy Memorial

November 6, 2018 – The United States Navy Memorial will host a Wreath Laying Ceremony, panel discussion, and book signing on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veterans Day: November 12th, 2018 from 11:00am – 2:00pm U.S. Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004 Pre-ceremony events will begin at 11:00am inside of the Navy Memorial’s Visitor Center. There will be a panel discussion followed by a book signing with Patricia Walters Anderson, author of the Nautilus Trilogy. The discussion will include former crew members from the USS Nautilus,…

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