U.S.S. Nautilus (SSN-571)- A Photo Tour

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A couple of weeks ago I visited the U.S.S. Nautilus (designation SSN-571) in Groton, CT. The Nautilus bears the distinction of being the first nuclear-powered submarine put in operation by the United States Navy. It was operational from 1954-1980, during which time, notably, it completed a “submerged transit” of the North Pole (1958) and participated in the blockade of Cuba (October 1962). The Nautilus broke a number of submarine records, largely rendered the anti-sub countermeasures of WWII obsolete, and represented a critical stage in the development of warfare during the Cold War. Feel free to read more about it here, here, and here. On to the pictures!

See the full 157-picture tour via google drive here.

1 plaque

2 schematics

 

3 1892 edition Jules Verne

the bridge

4 Bridge
crew mess

5 crew mess

A3 oxygen breathing apparatus

6 A3 Oxygen breathing apparatus

battery banks

7 battery banks

battery banks diagnostic equipment

7-2 battery banks diagnostics

kitchen

7 kitchen

officer bunk

8 officer bunk

 

pinups everywhere

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radio room

9 radio room

radio room 2

9-2 radio room 2

reactor room pressure gauge (probably pretty important)
10 reactor room pressure

opposite torpedo room

11 torpedo room guts

deck

12  deck