Ship Name

Nautilus, USS (SSN 571)

Type

Nuclear submarine

Origins/Provenance

Groton, Connecticut

Era

Maritime Nation Since 1950 (1951-present)

Year Launched

1955

Function

Military

Displacement (tons)

4092

Length (feet)

319

Beam (feet)

27

Primary Propulsion

Mechanical

Propulsion Specifications

Nuclear

Hull

steel

Armament

6 torpedo tubes

Top Speed (knots)

20

Historical Note

In active service, 1955-1978; designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978; available for tours in Groton.

Related Images

external image nautilusny.jpg
First US nuclear submarine; launched 1957
Image ID: 1542

Record ID: 229