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Nautilus leaves Submarine Force Museum for $36 million preservation project

Guests on the pier watch Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, as the Thames Towboat Co. tugboats John P. Wronowski and Paul A. Wronowski move the Historic Ship Nautilus from its berth at the Submarine Force Library and Museum to Pier 15 at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton to start preservation work. The $36 million preservation project is to ensure the National Historic Landmark and Connecticut’s State Ship will remain the centerpiece of the museum. The work will include dry-docking the submarine at the base and extensive work to: repair and paint the hull and superstructure; replace topside decking; inspect internal and external tanks and voids; and upgrade lighting and electrical distribution. The preservation is expected to take six to eight months. This is the first time the Nautilus has left the museum berth since a 2002 maintenance period undertaken at Electric Boat.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Nautilus was towed from the Submarine Force Museum to the Naval Submarine Base on Friday, and is expected to return in the spring or summer.

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Spectators snap photos as the seven U.S. Coast Guard Academy alumni inducted into the academy's Wall of Gallantry, a memorial established to honor Academy graduates who have performed heroic acts of service and have been formally recognized with a qualifying award during the course of their military careers, gather for a group photo follwoing the induction ceremony Friday, October 22, 2021 in the Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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