Submarine SSBN 608 also called USS Ethan Allen moves from large yard crane towards its position of sub under construction. With break of a bottle First Lady of U.S. , Jacqueline Kennedy launches Submarine SBN 616. People on submarine and on ground are seen enjoying. Submarine SSBN 608 sails on water surface.
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.
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.
Construction of Fleet Ballistic missile submarines in Groton, Connecticut. Submarines under construction. A builder works on the skin of the submarine. Other workers working inside the submarine. Cross and vertical braces of framework of the submarine. Under section of the submarine. Wooden posts hold up the submarine on the ways. A man welds on the submarine. Ribbing and skin on the submarine.
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.
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.