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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, shops, and offices in support of the growing submarine fleet.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Series:||Images of America Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.56(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
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.