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USS Nautilus (SS-571), the Navy's first atomic powered submarine

USS Nautilus (SS-571)

USS Nautilus (SS-571), the Navy's first atomic powered submarine, on its initial sea trials, 01/20/1955 (National Archives Identifier: 521003); General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 - 1958; General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1958; Record Group 80; National Archives.

After shattering the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow of the USS Nautilus, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and others gathered at the Electric Boat Yard of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on January 21, 1954, watched as the world's first nuclear-powered submarine slipped into the Thames River. The submarine became the first commissioned nuclear-power ship in the U.S. Navy on September 30, 1954.
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