Mobilis in Mobile * History of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571). World’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Launched January 21, 1954. First vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole.
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Mobilis in Mobile*History of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
World’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine.
Launched January 21, 1954.
First vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole.
On January 17, 1955, at 11 am EST, NAUTILUS' first Commanding Officer, Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson, ordered all lines cast off and signaled the memorable and historic message,
"Underway On Nuclear Power"
Over the next several years, NAUTILUS shattered all submerged speed and distance records.
* Moving in a moving thing
A great place to visit!
Submarine Force Museum
20 or so
97.5 m (320 ft)
8.5 m (28 ft)
7.9 m (26 ft)
6 torpedo tubes