Daughter of Thomas Alva Edison christens the Polaris Submarine named for her father
United States USA Date:1961, June 15 Duration:1 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
Mrs. Madeleine Edison Sloane, second daughter of renowned American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, christens the Polaris Submarine, USS Thomas Alva Edison (SSBN-610), at the yard of Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corporation, in Groton, Connecticut. Mrs. Sloane with other officials on a platform. She is briefed by an official and then breaks a bottle of champagne to launch the boat, which moves smoothly down the ways into the water. Spectators cheer. The crew of the new Polaris submarine seen on her deck, following the launch.
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