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New London Naval Submarine Base

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Shelton, CT Navy

About New London Naval Submarine Base

The New London Naval Submarine base is known as, 'The First and Finest Submarine Base.' It straddles the east side of the Thames River, has over 160 facilities and houses 15 nuclear submarines. The mission of the base is, 'to homeport and put submarines to sea and to support the Submarine Center of Excellence that trains sailors to take submarines to sea.'

Just off the beautiful shores of Long Island, Groton is the halfway point between Boston and New York City. Tucked between the Thames and Mystic Rivers, Groton residents enjoy water views all around.

The New London Naval Submarine Base is nearby and it's one of the largest employers in the area. Groton is also home to several large businesses, including the Electric Boat Corporation, which is a major producer of submarines for the U.S. Navy. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals also has a large presence in town.

Groton residents enjoy few transportation woes, as compared to other New England towns. There is an airport as well as two Amtrak stations, which make coming and going to Groton easy.

There are 11 schools within the Groton School District that serve over 5,000 children. For information on Groton schools click here: http://www.groton.k12.ct.us/site/default.aspx'PageID=1

In nearby New London, Connecticut, you can enjoy theater, music, shopping at unique boutiques and dining at any of the 30+ eateries throughout town. Considered to be one of the most creative communities (of comparable size) in America, residents can enjoy all the amenities this charming town has to offer.
 
Once home to famed playwright, Eugene O'Neill, New London was known as an early whaling destination; this brought significant money to the area, which is reflected in the rich architecture. Later it became better known as the base of U.S. Naval operations.
 
For information about New London's schools click here:
http://www.newlondon.org/

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