Sub going to museum, but sailors stow its secrets

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:13 pm, Fri Apr 11, 2014.

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - It could dive deeper than any other submarine, and when it reached the ocean floor, the one-of-a-kind Navy vessel could roll on wheels with lights illuminating the depths outside its windows.

The nuclear-powered NR-1, launched in Groton in 1969, was one of the most secretive vessels in the U.S. undersea force. It was taken out of service in 2008 and disassembled. Now the Navy has collected pieces of it for an exhibit at a submarine museum in Groton, where it was based for the duration of its service life.

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