Submarine Force Library and Museum
(Submarine Force Museum, USS Nautilus)
1 Crystal Lake Road
Groton, CT 06340
Winter Hours: Wed - Mon 9am-4pm, closed Tuesdays
Summer Hours: Wed - Mon 9am-5pm, closed Tuesdays
The Submarine Force Museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, maintains the world's finest collection of submarine artifacts. It is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy, and as such is the primary repository for artifacts, documents and photographs relating to U.S. Submarine Force history. The museum traces the development of the "Silent Service" from David Bushnell's Turtle, used in the Revolutionary War, to the Ohio and Virginia class submarines.
Submarine Force Library and Archives
The official repository for the records and history of the U.S. Submarine Force. Within its walls are over 6,000 titles and more than 2.5 million archival documents and photographs relevant to submarine history. The Library is Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00am to 11:30am; 1pm to 3:45pm. Research appointments are required.
USS Nautilus SSN 571
Displayed at the museum
Type A Midget Submarine
Displayed at the museum, The Type A Midget Submarine raised in 1943 off Guadalcanal and is either HA-8, HA-10 or HA-30.
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