Historical Markers and War Memorials in Groton, Connecticut
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[West Side of Marker Stone]
This memorial marks the site of
the home built in 1656 by
Captain James Avery
the founder of the family now known
as the Groton Averys. This
Hive of the Averys
was owned and occupied by its . . . — — Map (db m28169) HM
British Officer - “Who commands this fort ” Colonel Ledyard – “I did sir, but you do now ” Killed – Lieut. Col. William Ledyard, Commanding Capt. Elijah Avery • Capt. Elisha Avery • Lieut. . . . — — Map (db m19584) HM
USS George Washington
USS Patrick Henry (SSBN 599) · USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN 600) · USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN 601) · USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN 602) · USS Ethan Allen (SSBN 608) · USS Sam Houston (SSBN . . . — — Map (db m206627) WM
As part of New London Plantation, Groton was settled in 1646 by John Winthrop, the younger, and a band of Puritans from Massachusetts. The town separated from New London in 1705, and was named for the Winthrop manor in England. One of the last . . . — — Map (db m66439) HM
The monument was erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut, A. D. 1830, and in the 55th year of the Independence of the U. S. A. in memory of the brave Patriots, who fell in the Massacre at Fort Griswold, near this spot, on the 6th of . . . — — Map (db m18050) HM
During World War II, the
Japanese "Type A" two-man
mini-sub was carried "piggy back"
by a mother ship, usually another
submarine, to its area of operation.
Type A submarines were used during
the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
and . . . — — Map (db m206621) HM WM
In her nearly forty years of service, NR-1 was involved in a number of important missions, many of which may remain classified for years to come. Those that have beed revealed include:
1976 Recovery Effort Phoenix Missile
October 1976 . . . — — Map (db m206582) HM
The Connecticut Blue Heritage Trail links important sites of Connecticut's marine environment and maritime heritage.
Place of Global Reach The lower Thames River has an historically rich naval presence. The Naval Submarine Base New London, . . . — — Map (db m206623) HM
Dedicated to the Sonalysts Submariners Who Twice Served their Country
First in Submarines then in Sonalysts
To Help Ensure Our Nations Peace — — Map (db m206622) WM
On 27 October 1969, NR-1, the U.S. Navy's deep-diving research submarine, was placed in service. Capable of carrying thirteen crew members to a depth of 3,000 feet, NR-1 was powered by a nuclear reactor that allowed her to stay down for up to 30 . . . — — Map (db m206473) HM
Submarines have operated with special
operations teams since the days of WWII
with Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT),
commonly known as "SEALs" (Sea-Air-
Land) are used in a variety of clandestine . . . — — Map (db m206583) HM
Long Island Sound Home of the American Submarine Long Island Sound is a unique body of water that borders the entire length of Connecticut, giving the state an unparalleled resource. The north-south orientation of the rivers of . . . — — Map (db m206468) HM
On the morning of September 6, 1781, a British fleet under the command of former American general Benedict Arnold appeared at the mouth of the Thames River. Arnold’s mission was to destroy American privateers in New London and to capture military . . . — — Map (db m19038) HM
In November 1775, Colonel Jedeiah Elderkin was directed by the Governor and the Council of Safety “to view the circumstances of the harbor at New London and neighboring places, and consider of the most proper place and manner of fortifying . . . — — Map (db m19041) HM
To perpetuate the memory of those gallant shipmates who gave their lives during World War II. Dedicated by U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II.
U.S. Submarines still on their last patrol.
Sealion SS195 December 10, 1941; S-36 SS141 January . . . — — Map (db m104650) WM
long range anti-ship missle.
Originally developed as an air launched
anti-submarine missile in the 1970's, it
was later adapted for launch from surface
ships and submarines in the early 1980's.
Similar in concept to the . . . — — Map (db m206472) HM
The USS Nautilus has been designated as an historic ship by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of that organization. Members of this society designed and supervised the construction of . . . — — Map (db m206455) HM
USS Nautilus (SSN 571) President Harry S. Truman laid her keel on June 14, 1952, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut. On January 21, 1954, Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of . . . — — Map (db m206453) HM
Has been Designated a
National Historic Landmark
Launched in 1951, the Nautilus was the first true nuclear submarine. Her nuclear propulsion plant was a revolutionary advance that provided unlimited underwater endurance, . . . — — Map (db m206454) HM
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
This vessel, commissioned on
September 30, 1954, marked humanity's first large
scale use of controlled nuclear power.
Designated as a
Nuclear Historic Landmark, February 2004,
by the American Nuclear Society . . . — — Map (db m206456) HM
USS X-1 (SSX-1) USS X-1 was the first "midget" submarine built for the U.S. Navy. Designed to penetrate enemy harbors and conduct offensive operations against moored ships and support facilities, her principal armament consisted of swimmer delivered . . . — — Map (db m206619) HM
In grateful memory of these submariners who died in the service of their country during World War II. They stand in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die so that freedom might live. Their final resting places are known only to the . . . — — Map (db m104652) WM