Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut (Images of America Series)

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The first U.S. naval submarine base traces its origin to 1868, when the state of Connecticut and the city of New London granted the navy one hundred twelve acres of land across the Thames River in Groton. Naval Submarine Base New London shows how this land developed from a depot for dry-docked ships and a coaling stationfor navy warships to its present designation as a submarine base. Nearly two hundred images depict the sailors and civilian workers who together maintained, serviced, and staffed the submarines, ...
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Overview


The first U.S. naval submarine base traces its origin to 1868, when the state of Connecticut and the city of New London granted the navy one hundred twelve acres of land across the Thames River in Groton. Naval Submarine Base New London shows how this land developed from a depot for dry-docked ships and a coaling stationfor navy warships to its present designation as a submarine base. Nearly two hundred images depict the sailors and civilian workers who together maintained, serviced, and staffed the submarines, shops, and offices in support of the growing submarine fleet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738538082
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,387,411
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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David J. Bishop compiled Naval Submarine Base New London from the archives of the Submarine Force Library and Museum and his personal collection. Bishop was employed at the submarine base from 1971 to 1997 and is the former curator of both the Submarine Force Library and Museum and the New London Maritime Society's 1833 Robert Mills Custom House Museum.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 The Navy Yard and Ships 9
2 The Dwellings 11
3 The Navy Yard and Buildings 27
4 Transition and the First Submarines 33
5 The Submarine Base 39
6 World War I 43
7 Peace 53
8 World War II 77
9 Peace Again 97
10 The Nuclear Age of the 1950s and Beyond 107
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