Electric Boat Company

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Groton, Connecticut, United States

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ww2dbaseThe Electric Boat Company was founded in 1899 by Isaac Rice in Groton, Connecticut, United States for the purpose of building submarines for the United States Navy. The company's first submarine was Holland VI, which was commissioned into the US Navy as USS Holland (SS-1) on 11 Apr 1900. During WW1, the company and its subsidiaries built 85 submarines and 722 submarine chasers for the US Navy. During WW2, 74 submarines were built by the Electric Boat Company. In 1952, it was reorganized as General Dynamics Corporation; in the following year, it became known as General Dynamics Electric Boat to differentiate with its new acquisition Convair. General Dynamics Electric Boat launched the first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus and the first ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington in Jan 1954 and 1959, respectively. It continues to be the primary submarine builder for the US Navy today, focusing on the construction of Virginia-class nuclear submarines.

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Ships Constructed at Electric Boat Company

AlbacoreBrillCorvinaGraybackSalmon
BarberoBugaraCroakerGrunionSargo
BayaCaimanCuttlefishGunnelSeal
BecunaCapitaineDaceHarderSealion (Sargo-class)
BergallCarboneroDoradoHoeShark (Porpoise-class)
BlackfinCeroFlierMingoSkipjack
BlennyCharrGabilanPerch (Porpoise-class)Tautog
BluefishChubGarPermit
BoarfishCodGrampusPickerel


Electric Boat Company Timeline

6 Jun 1935 The keel of submarine Permit was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
22 Jul 1936 The keel of submarine Skipjack was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
5 Oct 1936 Submarine Permit was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Harold G. Bowen.
23 Oct 1937 Submarine Skipjack was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Frances Cuthbert Van Keuren.
1 Mar 1939 The keel of submarine Tautog was laid down at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
3 Apr 1940 The keel of submarine Grayback was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
31 Jan 1941 Submarine Grayback was launched in Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Wilson Brown, who was the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.
21 Jul 1941 The keel of submarine Gunnel was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
1 Dec 1941 The keel of submarine Harder was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
2 Jan 1942 Submarine Hoe was laid down by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut, United States.
17 May 1942 Submarine Gunnel was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of US Navy Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks Ben Morell.
5 Jun 1942 The keel of submarine Bluefish was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
22 Jul 1942 The keel of submarine USS Dace was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
19 Aug 1942 Submarine Harder was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Helen M. Shaforth.
24 Aug 1942 The keel of submarine Cero was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
27 Aug 1942 The keel of submarine Dorado was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
21 Sep 1942 The keel of the future US Navy submarine Corvina was laid down at the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
30 Oct 1942 The keel of submarine Flier was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
5 Jan 1943 The keel of submarine Gabilan was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
21 Feb 1943 Submarine Bluefish was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Robert Y. Menzie.
25 Mar 1943 The keel of submarine Barbero was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
4 Apr 1943 Submarine Cero was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. D. E. Barbey.
9 May 1943 USS Corvina was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. R. W. Christie.
13 May 1943 The keel of Bergall was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
23 May 1943 Submarine Dorado was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Ezra G. Allen.
24 Jun 1943 Submarine Caiman was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
11 Jul 1943 Submarine Flier was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States. sponsored by the wife of A. S. Pierce.
12 Aug 1943 The keel of submarine Boarfish was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
26 Aug 1943 The keel of submarine Charr was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
16 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Chub was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
18 Sep 1943 USS Corvina departed Groton, Connecticut, United States.
19 Sep 1943 Submarine Gabilan was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Jules James.
23 Sep 1943 The keel of submarine Brill was laid down by the Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut, United States.
2 Dec 1943 The keel of submarine Capitaine was laid down by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut, United States.
12 Dec 1943 Submarine Barbero was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. Katherine R. Keating.
16 Feb 1944 Bergall was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Elkins.
9 Apr 1944 Submarine Blenny was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored Florence King, daughter of Admiral Ernest King.
21 May 1944 Submarine Boarfish was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Miss Barbara Walsh, daughter of Senator Arthur Walsh of the US state of New Jersey.
18 Jun 1944 Submarine Chub was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. T. A. Risch.
25 Jun 1944 Submarine Brill was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by the wife of Rear Admiral Francis Low.
1 Oct 1944 Submarine Capitaine was launched at Groton, Connecticut, United States, sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Rondomanski.

Photographs

Shark nearly ready for launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 20 May 1935Shark immediately after launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 21 May 1935Wooden pattern for PickerelView of submarine Permit with fore poppet, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 4 Oct 1936
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Shark nearly ready for launching at the Electric Boat Company shipyard, Groton, Connecticut, United States, 20 May 1935
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