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Navy’s Legendary Submarine Out On Display

The secret military projects often trigger fascination. The United States military is declassifying its once secret submarine for general public. The super efficient nuclear submarine of the US navy will be in the museum soon.  NR-1 submarine is known for its ocean exploration and advance technological mission. The nuclear-powered submarine was commissioned in 1969. 
The vessel was a symbol of critical research and advanced technology when it was unveiled. For the first time human beings saw the ocean floor due to the submarine in the same year when man landed on moon. The submarine was decommissioned in 2008.  Groton based Submarine Force Museum will soon acquire this old submarine and put it on display. But some parts of the submarine are still classified. 

The first nuclear powered submarine in the U.S. Navy will be also joining the club. The Nautilus was introduced to service back in 1954. Admiral Jonathan Greenert said that these ships reflected innovation and revolution in the science at that time. He served as chief of naval operations and engineer at NR-1. While speaking at museum gathering he said that since then we have come a long way in the domain of research and development in the defense. 

Supervisory Curator Stephen Finnigan said that rapid industrial development in the country was responsible for this development. The General Dynamics Corp. made electric boat became the base of the NR-1. The technological marvel made us the rulers of undersea.  Military missions were also carried out by the NR-1 despite its primary aim of research. 

 

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