Did you know...about the first nuclear-powered submarine?

Posted by LDonia on 09/04/2013

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.

Related recent Blogs

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • The U.S. might be a "rising star" in manufacturing, but there's still a lot of work left: http://t.co/b6c8JbKyEX 1 hour 5 min ago
  • If the United States wants to maintain its "rising star" manufacturing status, it must do a few key things: http://t.co/yVBTFyywYF 4 hours 14 min ago
  • That's right: the U.S. is a "rising star" in manufacturing. But there's more to do to increase our competitiveness: http://t.co/yVBTFyywYF 5 hours 29 min ago
  • .@BCGPerspectives says the United States is among the "rising stars" in global manufacturing. Here's our take: http://t.co/yVBTFyywYF 6 hours 13 min ago
  • Great @AP Q&A w/ @papergirlmacy on Factory Man: "When I write about economics, I write from the ground up." http://t.co/WSVs14gt2N 6 hours 59 min ago
  • RT @RachelBSAAM: If you're attending the #NCSLSummit stop by booth 940 for a one of a kind @KeepitMadeinUSA root beer opener. http://t.co/Q… 7 hours 26 min ago
  • "China is among several economies whose manufacturing price advantage over the U.S. is eroding..." http://t.co/BWfE2tsk7l 7 hours 33 min ago
  • But we also hear Titan Gilroy will be grand marshal at the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championship next weekend! http://t.co/EXu7cRLieL 7 hours 39 min ago
  • Titan Gilroy is bringing the #MadeinAmerica message to @MAVTV this fall: http://t.co/9hLE5Hko72 7 hours 39 min ago
  • Back to School Shopping? Be sure to check out our #MadeinYourCity Back to School Guide: http://t.co/daOUtQmAqK 1 day 4 hours ago