Friday, October 02, 2015
Groton Flight Pt.2--Electric Boat
I really came into Groton expecting to see one sub--museum sub USS Nautilus, SSN 571--but it turned out that I was going to see six more. First there was that three at the New London base, and then, right down the river, there was this place and three more boats.
Electric Boat works, now owned by General Dynamics. These are the people that built the subs.
this 2012 article about them. I guess not so secret after all.
And this one, in dry-dock and fully exposed, save for the screw being shrouded, probably to keep from giving spy satellites and nosy Cessnas a good look at their stealth technology.
And with all of this to stare at, I completely overlooked Nautilus at her berth and thr US Coast Guard academt on the other side of the river. but can you really blame me?