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USS Nautilus (SSN-571) submarine on a cruise from Groton to New York.

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) plays host to civilian newsreel cameramen for the first time in Groton. Nautilus submarine departs for New York from Groton. Navy personnel at controls aboard USS Nautilus. Men eat at tables aboard the Nautilus. The Nautilus enters New York Harbor. View of boats spraying water with Manhattan Island skyscrapers of New York City in background. Also view of the USS Nautilus surfaced in the harbor, with the skyline of Manhattan behind.

Date: 1956, May 14
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Submarine K-1 launched by widow of Commander Willis Thomas in Groton, Connecticut.

Widow of Commander Willis Thomas launches the U.S. submarine K-1 in Groton, Connecticut. Photographers click. Submarine K-1 launched and goes in sea. People see submarine going into sea.

Date: 1951, March 5
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Keel laying of the Polaris submarine USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) in Groton, Connecticut.

Keel laying of the polaris submarine USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) in Groton, Connecticut. Shows electric power cable running from the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) to the dock. Thus, the nuclear reactor aboard the Nautilus is providing electric power to operate the crane for laying the keel of the USS Lafayette and also for welding, later on. Sign on dock, reads Atomic Power, SSN-571 Nautilus. The worker on the dock turns the power on. The keel of the USS Lafayette is put in place by the crane. Several yard worker in foreground. Sign reads, "USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN-616), Keel laid January 17, 1961". The keel hangs from a crane hook. French Ambassador Herve Alphand, Secretary of US-Navy(SECNAV) William B. Franke; President of General Dynamics' Electric Boat division, Carleton Shugg; and Vice Admiral(VADM) Hyman G. Rickover, all appear on a stand as the keel is being laid onto the blocks. The bottom section of the keel is lowered to the keel blocks as the dock watchers observe. Press officials gather at the ceremony. SECNAV Franke at podium speaks to the group in the yard. A worker puts a welder's apron around the SECNAV. VADM Rickover watches as SECNAV welds his initials into the keel of the USS Lafayette. Ambassador Alphand welds his initials onto the keel of the USS Lafayette. Alphand speaks from the platform to the group, completes his speech, and Carleton Shugg steps to the microphone at the close of the ceremony. The VIPs leave the platform.

Date: 1961, January 17
Duration: 3 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Admiral Hyman Rickover receives Distinguished Service Medal, aboard the USS Nautilus in Groton,Connecticut.

Admiral Hyman Rickover is honored aboard the USS Nautilus in Groton,Connecticut. Participating VIPs include: French Ambassador Herve Alphand; Secretary of US-Navy(SECNAV) William B. Franke; President of the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation.Carleton Shugg; and Vice Admiral(VADM) Hyman G. Rickover. They arrive aboard the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) for the ceremony. Vice Admiral Rickover is saluted by Navy officers. standing on a podium set up on deck of the submarine. Officers and men on the Nautilus stand at attention. LT. J.F. Laboon, JR. Chaplain, gives a short invocation. Commander of Nautilus, Lando W. Zech, introduces Vice Admiral Grenfell who steps up to the mike. French Ambassador Alphand gives remarks. SECNAV gives his address and presents the Distinguished Service Medal to VADM Rickover.

Date: 1961, January 17
Duration: 4 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Lafayette at Groton, Connecticut.

USS Lafayette's Commission Ceremony at Groton, Connecticut. Vice Admiral Charles D. Griffin gives a brief speech during the ceremony. The United States flag being hoisted on the USS Lafayette. Crew members operate controls and turn wheel inside the ship. Naval staff speaks over telephone. The USS Lafayette underway.

Date: 1963, April 23
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Men working on the construction of the skeleton hull of Fleet Ballistic missile submarine in Groton, Connecticut.

Construction of Fleet Ballistic missile submarines in Groton, Connecticut. Skeleton hull of submarine under construction. Small hatch opening in the submarine. A man welds under the far side of the hatch in the hull. Cross bracings in the skeleton hull of the submarine. A worker uses a cutting torch and works on the submarine.

Date: 1958, August 22
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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