The Underwater Art of the Nuclear Submarine

On 21 January 1954, the launch into Connecticut’s Thames River of USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, took the Cold War underwater. The following year, on 16 September 1955, the Soviet Union responded with the first successful submarine launch of a ballistic missile. The submarine would take its place at the centre of the conflict during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, when … Continue reading The Underwater Art of the Nuclear Submarine