Friday, July 3, 2020

Launching of the USS Nautilus; Groton, Connecticut, USA, 1952


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  1. A boat wrapped in glory for its cutting edge deeds. Yet, I have wondered, the Nautilus in Verne was a doomed boat. Many Nautilus-named boats have been submarines of various navies. I am not sure I'd like being assigned to a ship/boat named Nautilus. Kinda like one named Thunderchild. (Look it up, the ram HMS Thunderchild.)

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  2. I think thats actually USS Seawolf, SSN575. Nautilus has a complete sail while Seawolf had the step sail that this boat shows.

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    1. Nautilus, Seawolf? They all look alike to me.

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  3. I believe the Nautilus was launched in 1954

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  4. It's Seawolf, launched 1955.

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  5. Confirming previous commenters, Nautilus did in fact have the full sail and was in fact launched on January 21st, 1954.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nautilus_(SSN-571)

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  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Seawolf_(SSN-575)

    Yup, it's Seawolf.

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  7. Kinda makes me wonder about all the detailed explanations attached to old weapons; Axe-Norse (left-handed) owned by Harold No Nose between 951-985AD, and the illustration looked like a dried turd surrounded by brown dust.

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  8. Groton, rhymes with rotten.
    ET1SS 1967-1987

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    1. Never had a boat there, but yes it does. My boats were in Hawaii,San Diego
      and Bummerton..... I mean Puget Sound Naval S@$t town.

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  9. Just a really expensive, over-engineered tea kettle...….

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  10. My grandfather launched out of there on the USS Baya in 1944.

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