COVID-19 Preparation Remains Key
Welcome to the Navy's "First and Finest Submarine Base"
Welcome to the Internet home of the World's First and Finest Submarine Base, Naval Submarine Base New London.
GROTON, Conn. — affectionately known as "the Submarine Capital of the World" — is known for, well, submarines. The nautical town is home to Naval Submarine Base New London; 22 submarines; and the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
A team of 14 sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton conducted a pilot evolution to collect COVID-19 specimen samples for 165 submariners preparing to deploy from Naval Submarine Base New London.
The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788), homeported at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, participated in a unique submarine tradition during its maiden deployment in 2019.