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NR-1


NR-1 Class Submersible Research Vehicle: Laid down, 10 June 1967 at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 25 January 1969; Delivered to the US Navy and place in service as NR-1, 22 October 1969. NR-1 will be towed to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine to start the inactivation process in December 2009. Following completion process at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the ship will then be transported to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 365 t., Submerged: 393 t.; Length 145'; Beam 12'; Draft 15'; Speed, Surfaced 4.5 kts, Submerged 3.5 kts; Complement 2 officer, 3 enlisted, 2 scientists; Armament, none; Operating Depth, 2,375 feet (724 meters); Propulsion, pressurized-water reactor, single propellers.
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NR-1 380k Early design sketch of the NR-1.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 06/05/11.
NR-1 131k Admiral Rickover (right corner) during the keel laying of the NR-1, 10 June 1967 at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 06/05/11.
NR-1 42k Mrs. Robert W. Morse christens the NR-1 on the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 25 January 1969.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 06/05/11.
NR-1 212k NR-1 on the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 25 January 1969.US Navy photo # NPC K-66949 courtesy of usssubvetsofwwii.org.
NR-1 110k The NR-1 starts her slide down the ways at the Electric Boat yard on 25 January 1969.
US Navy photo courtesy of The American Submarine, by Norman Polmar & submitted by Robert Hurst.
NR-1 29k NR-1, sliding down the launching ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 25 January 1969.
US Navy photo contributed by pweb.netcom.
NR-1 168k The man on the right is the contributor's father, Jim McGovern, Senior Lab Technician, Sperry Gyroscope. The photo was probably taken at a Sperry plant on Long Island, New York in the late 1960's. NR-1, instrument and control panel.
Photo by Jim McGovern.
NR-1 134k Instrument and control panel sketch of the NR-1.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 06/05/11.
NR-1 223k Sketch of the NR-1 on the seabed.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Photo added 06/05/11.
NR-1 16k NR-1, cutout. Courtesy of jason.org.
NR-1 56k NR-1, at Port Canaveral, Florida, 1 Feb 1986. USN photo by JOC Sundberg, courtesy of courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, Defense Visual Information Center.
NR-1 104k Temporary crew members of the nuclear-powered research submersible NR-1 pose for a photo on the deck of the boat on 31 July 1987.
U.S. Navy photo # DN-SC-88-05605 by EMC (SS) Richard E. Durst, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
NR-1 346k Lt. Cmdr. David Olivier, commanding officer of NR-1, the Navy's only nuclear-powered deep submergence research craft, secures the hatch in preparation for diving while cruising off Key Largo, Florida on 19 May 1995.
USN photo # DN-ST-97-00249 by PH1 G. Hurd, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, Defense Visual Information Center.
NR-1 230k Machinist Mate First Class (MM1) Brett Jabia watches Lt. Cmdr. David Olivier, commanding officer of NR-1, the Navy's only nuclear-powered deep submergence research craft, adjust some instruments while cruising off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
USN photo # DN-ST-97-00254 by PH1 G. Hurd, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, Defense Visual Information Center.
NR-1 106k Front view of NR-1's sail, Groton, 28 July 1996.
Photo by Ken Hart.
NR-1 224k NR-1 open hatchway protected by a portable rain tarp, Groton, 28 July 1996.
Photo by Ken Hart.
NR-1 & SS-690 130k Port stern view of NR-1 (foreground), with Philadelphia (SSN-690) in floating drydock Shippingport (ARDM-4) (background) at Groton, 28 July 1996.
Photo by Ken Hart.
NR-1 48k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of NR-1's search for the Israeli submarine Dakar, summer 1997. On the 29th of May 1999, after 31 years, the submarine Dakar was found in 2,900 meters of water. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
NR-1 51k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of NR-1's participation in search of ancient Roman shipwrecks, June 1997. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
NR-1 47k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of NR-1's participation on Arctic Circle Crossings. Note that all of the data is classified. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
NR-1 47k Commemorative post mark listing the officers and crew of the NR-1, Sept 1997. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
NR-1 415k A crew-member of the nuclear-powered submarine NR-1 enters her sail at Naval Submarine Base Groton, Conn., 19 February 2005. Noth the street markers commemorating the submarines Albacore (SS-218) & Amberjack (SS-219) which were lost during WW II. Photo courtesy of Tom Dougherty.
NR-1 425k Stern view of the nuclear-powered submarine NR-1 docked at Naval Submarine Base Groton, Conn., 19 February 2005. Photo courtesy of Tom Dougherty.
NR-1 221k Nuclear research submarine NR-1 is towed by Military Sealift Command (MSC) submarine support vessel MV Carolyn Chouest as the submarine passes under the Gold Star Bridge and Thames River Draw bridge on 12 February 2007. NR-1 is scheduled to conduct a visual and acoustic survey of the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico in March 2007.
U.S. Navy photo # N-6020F-321 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Fields, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
NR-1 207k U.S. Navy Cmdr. Enrique Panlilio, officer in charge aboard the nuclear research submarine NR-1, holds an all hands call for the NR-1 crew upon their arrival in Galveston, Texas, 12 February 2007.
U.S. Navy photo # N-6020F-149 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Fields, courtesy of news.navy.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
NR-1 69k Crew and guest quarters aboard a cramped NR-1 for Operation Flower Garden Banks Expedition 2007 on 2 March 2007.
Photo by Steve Ueckert of the Houston Chronicle via chron.con & thesubreport.com.
NR-1 49k The office of the NR-1 is ready for business for Operation Flower Garden Banks Expedition 2007 on 2 March 2007.
Photo by Steve Ueckert of the Houston Chronicle via chron.con & thesubreport.com.
NR-1 30k Artist's cutout of the NR-1 descending to the ocean floor. Courtesy of fas.org.
NR-1 449k Having joined the fleet in 1969, NR-1 is scheduled to be decommissioned after nearly 40 years of service. She is shown arrivivg at Groton CT. on 23 July 2009 from her last authorized mission, to find the remains of the Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
NR-1 663k Naval Submarine School Silver Dolphins parade the colors during Submarine NR-1's inactivation ceremony at the Dealey Center Submarine Base, New London. A one of a kind nuclear powered research vessel, NR-1 is being retired after almost 40 years of service. U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
NR-1 557kAdm. Jonathan W. Greenert, left, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, compares the advantages of serving on NR-1 to learning to like Lean Cuisine during Submarine NR-1's inactivation ceremony at the Dealey Center Submarine Base, New London. Greenert, who served aboard NR-1, also spoke about the advantages he gained by serving on the small hand picked crew U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-003 by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
NR-1 72k Last Day Service coin for the NR-1, obverse. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
NR-1 62k Last Day Service coin for the NR-1, inverse. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
NR-1 92k A ship the size of two football fields made its way from the ocean into the Piscataqua River on Monday morning, before docking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
The Carter Hall (LSD-50), 609 feet long with 24 officers and 328 enlisted personnel, will be at the shipyard for the next several days, as the 150-foot submarine NR-1 is placed inside.
Text courtesy of Deborah Mcdermott & seacoastonline.com. via thesubreport.blogspot.com. Photo courtesy of Rich Beauchesne & seacoastonline.com.

There is no DANFS History currently available for NR-1 at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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