The Submarine Industry

The Submarine Industry (HMWKI)

Location: New London, CT 06320 New London County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.657'

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Rooted in Connecticut

Just as the early settlers recognized the fine qualities of the New London harbor, so did the US Government. At the end of the Civil War, the Federal Government accepted land in Groton and Ledyard, purchased by New London, for a new naval base. America's first submarine base was established there at the beginning of World War I.

The Thames River has long been an active shipbuilding center. Following World War I with the beginning of submarine construction, the area became a major part of the military industrial complex. In 1954, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched into the Thames River. The Navy's research center for submarine warfare was located at Fort Trumbull. The Navy continues to homeport submarines at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton.
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743075 N 4582166
Decimal Degrees41.35433333, -72.09428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 15.60" N, 72° 5' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33-81 State St, New London CT 06320, US
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