Navy Submarine Museum

This was a nice day trip from Boston over to Groton CT. Alas, the weather was not terrific (it’s been cloudy and drizzly here for a couple days now.) But it’s a very nice museum with some cool things on display.

Some photos:

The museum

Japanese WW2 Type A midget submarine

X-1, an American midget sub from the 1950s

The sail from the nuclear missile submarine USS George Washington

Sail from Navy deep-sea research submarine NR-1

A reproduction of “Bushnell’s Turtle”–the first submarine

 

Polaris missile

USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered sub

On board the Nautilus

Forward torpedo room

Navigation room

Command bridge

Crew bunks

Galley

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3 thoughts on “Navy Submarine Museum

  1. I had a bit of an adventure getting there……. I turned into what I thought was the museum parking lot, only to find that (1) it was the front gate for the New London Nuclear Submarine Base, (2) I couldn’t turn around to get back out, and (3) they do not welcome visitors there.

    So I was met by two nice guys holding M-4 rifles, who checked my ID and then escorted me out through a side gate, which I presume is there for the sole purpose of releasing wayward tourists.

    🙂

  2. Enjoyed seeing the first submarine, but your encounter at the gate made me smile. Sometimes it’s fun to be a wayward tourist and encounter something surprising.

  3. Bev: I can laugh at it now, but the sight of people running towards me with guns was certainly enough to get my heart beating faster. 🙂

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