Did you know...about the first nuclear-powered submarine?
From now until Manufacturing Day (Oct. 4) the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will be posting an interesting manufacturing fact each day.
So let's get going with today's fact: The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was built in Groton, Connecticut from 1952 to 1954.The submarine had its last voyage in the spring of 1979, and was decommissioned in March of 1980. During its 25 year career, the Nautilus traveled over half a million miles.
Interested in learning more about the USS Nautilus? You can check out this website or visit it the next time you swing through Connecticut.
Image by Flickr user Bryn Pinzgauer, used following Creative Commons guidelines.
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