The Virginia-class, fast attack submarine U.S.S. Mississippi (SSN-782) approaches New London Ledge Lighthouse on its way out to sea as the Princess Cruise Line upscale cruise ship Dawn Princess arrives in New London bound for the Adm. Harold E. Shear State Pier in New London for a day long stop for the passengers. Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Bagpiper Bob Scent and drummer Robert Davis perform “Amazing Grace” from the deck of the USS Nautilus as VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and the Historic Ship Nautilus Submarine Force Museum host a Memorial Day ceremony for 250 Connecticut veterans and their families at the pier at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton Thursday May 22, 2014. Photo credit: Tim Cook
On Jan. 21, 1954 – 60 years ago today – some 15,000 people witnessed the launch of the Nautilus at Electric Boat in Groton. First lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel.