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Electric Boat Corporation (Images of America Series)
     

Electric Boat Corporation (Images of America Series)

by James S. Reyburn
 

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Electric Boat Corporation has been a world leader in submarine development, design, and construction for more than a century. In 1900, the company delivered the Holland, the first submarine accepted by the United States Navy. Fifty-five years later, it turned fantasy into fact by sending the world’s first nuclear-powered ship, the submarine Nautilus, off on

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Electric Boat Corporation has been a world leader in submarine development, design, and construction for more than a century. In 1900, the company delivered the Holland, the first submarine accepted by the United States Navy. Fifty-five years later, it turned fantasy into fact by sending the world’s first nuclear-powered ship, the submarine Nautilus, off on its maiden voyage. It later built the world’s first ballistic missile–firing submarine, the George Washington, and most of the nation’s current underseas fleet. Between those years, it pioneered standardized construction of merchant ships, submarine chasers, torpedo boats, and yachts and also produced airplanes, fishing trawlers, diesel engines, and electric motors. This collection of more than 200 archival photographs traces the company’s sometimes roller-coaster existence through 10 historic decades when America—and Electric Boat Corporation—grew into an industrial giant. It is an engaging collective portrait of American ingenuity, know-how, and persistence driving technology to new heights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545639
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
937,205
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


James S. Reyburn, a journalist for more than 40 years, was a member of the public affairs department at Electric Boat Corporation for 16 years. He was a writer for General Dynamics, served as a company spokesman, and handled press operations for 33 nuclear submarine launchings. Reyburn is a life member and former board member of the New London County Historical Society and a member of the Submarine Force Library and Museum, among various other maritime and military organizations.

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