About NSB New London, CT
The Naval Submarine Base New London had its origins in an 1868 gift to the Navy from the state of Connecticut. This convenient location in Groton allowed for convenient refueling for naval vessels, as well as provided a place for inactive ships. With the advent of submarines in the early 20th century and new nuclear technology in the 1950's, the base has become a major hub for the United States Navy.
The base sits along Connecticut's Thames River, which gives it a very strategic location both for the Navy and civilians who work at the base. All of the facilities serve a total of 21,000 people that includes both service members and their families, as well as the civilians employed here.
Major features at this base include the Naval Submarine Support Facility, Naval Submarine School, and the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, which provides vital research. The base also contains the U.S. Submarine Force Museum, home to one of the largest collections of Naval artifacts in the country.