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Electric Boat Marks 60th Anniversary Of Nautilus

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GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ A Groton shipyard has held a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the keel-laying for USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.

It was on June 14 in 1952 that President Harry Truman officiated at the construction milestone for the submarine at the Electric Boat shipyard.

In attendance for Thursday’s ceremony were three Nautilus-era retirees, including 96-year-old Paul Tranchida, who had worked in the foundry since World War II and made the submarine’s torpedo tube doors.

The Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole beneath the ice cap in 1958 and it was decommissioned in 1980.

It is now part of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum in Groton.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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