USS Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum
The museum as seen from above with the Nautilus at the bottom of the picture. The museum was founded in 1955.
Backstory and Context
Founded in 1955 as "The Submarine Library,” the Submarine Force Library and Museum has gained fame over the years for its massive collection of over 33,000 submarine and naval artifacts, 20,000 documents, and 30,000 photographs. In April 1964, the collection was officially handed over to the US Navy and was soon relocated to the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. "Submarine Force Library and Museum" was soon adopted as the new name in 1969.
On occasion, exhibits in the museum will be rotated, and so the displays change quite often. The 6,000-volume library is a renowned collection on the history of US submarines and is open to anyone looking for more information on the subject.
"About Us." The Submarine Force Library & Museum. Accessed November 06, 2018. http://www.ussnautilus.org/aboutus.shtml.