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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) Submarine Wallpaper 4
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Submarine ship. Nautilus was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior on 20 May 1982. She was named as the official state ship of Connecticut in 1983. Following an extensive conversion at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Nautilus was towed back to Groton, Connecticut arriving on 6 July 1985. On April 11, 1986, Nautilus opened to the public as part of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum. Nautilus now serves as a museum of submarine history, after undergoing a five-month preservation in 2002, at the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics, at a cost of approximately $4.7 million. The historic ship Nautilus attracts some 250,000 visitors annually to her present berth near the Naval Submarine Base New London. Meanwhile, in August 1951, the Bureau of Ships (now the Naval Ship Systems Command) awarded contract for the construction of the first nuclear powered submarine. From this point onward, events moved rapidly. Nautilus’ keel was laid 14 June 1952 at Groton. President Harry Truman presided at the keel-laying ceremonies for the Nautilus. By 1952, the Electric Boat Company, builder of USS Nautilus in Groton, Connecticut, had installed the main turbine, condenser, reduction gear, and other parts in the submarine's engine room. The pressure vessel was installed in the reactor compartment. She was christened on 21 Jan 1954 and was commissioned 30 Sept 1954. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) (wallpaper 4). USS Nautilus (SSN-571) ship images wallpaper gallery 4. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) ship pictures and images collection 4. Her nuclear power propulsion plant was first operated at power on 20 December 1954 and first developed full power alongside the dock on 3 January 1955. USS Nautilus went to sea propelled by a pressurized-water nuclear reactor plant a few days later. On 17 January 1955 Nautilus, putting to sea for the first time, signaled her message: “Underway on nuclear power.” Her Mark II reactor, a refined version of the prototype Mark I reactor, behaved beautifully. During her first sea trials, she completed high speed test runs, both surfaced and submerged, and dived more than 50 times. After further testing, she was accepted by the Navy on 22 April 1955. She then proceeded to smash just about every existing record that pertained to subs. On her shakedown cruise in May, Nautilus steamed submerged from New London, Conn., to San Juan, Puerto Rico, traveling over 1300 miles in 84 hours – more than 10 times further than any submarine had ever traveled while submerged. It was the first time that a combatant submarine had maintained such a high submerged speed (about 16 knots) for longer than an hour, the longest period spent submerged by a U. S. submarine, and the fastest passage between New London and San Juan by any submarine, surfaced or submerged, She later made an even faster submerged passage from Key West to New London, a distance of 1397 miles, at an average speed of more than 20 knots. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) (wallpaper 4). USS Nautilus (SSN-571) ship images wallpaper gallery 4. USS Nautilus (SSN-571) ship pictures and images collection 4.
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