Saturday, September 02, 2017

Secret Submarine NR-1

     I've been reading about the smallest nuclear submarine in the U. S. Navy, the NR-1, which was, in some ways,  more like a spacecraft than a submarine.  Fascinating stuff, or at least the parts the people involved can talk about are.  The little sub (probably) did a lot of of interesting Cold War-ish things and plenty of it is still a deep, dark secret.

5 comments:

JayNola said...

Amazing to think that she's only just being taken apart at the breaker's.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2017/05/22/102018676/?cookies=&from=global

Bruce Edwards said...

Is this the little sub with landing gear, window and arms ??
Very sci-fi.

Roberta X said...

Jaynola: that's not NR-1. She was broken up some time ago. The sail, rudder and propellers are on display at the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, CT. See last photo here.

Roberta X said...

Bruce: yes, it is.

Old NFO said...

She was in the yards in 2014, if I remember correctly. Due to her 'issues' it was decided to scrap her rather than put her on display, considering that she was still classified the day she was decommissioned.