First nuclear-powered sub commissioned by U.S. Navy 60 years ago today (Sep 30 1954)


Video: 'USS Nautilus & Submarine History: "Take 'Er Down" 1954 US Navy 14min' (Sept. 30, 1954, at 13:14)

(Thursday, September 30, 1954) — The sleek-hulled Navy submarine Nautilus, the first machine that will carry man on an atom-powered journey, joined the Atlantic fleet in a commissioning ceremony in Groton, Connecticut, today.

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