"More than 15,000 persons witnessed the launching of a new era in naval history," on Jan. 21, 1954, when the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched from Electric Boat in Groton. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the sub, sending it into the Thames River. Click here for the full page of the Courant. For more photos and video of the launch, click here.
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