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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What's In A Name?

Interesting article in today's New London Day about the name of the Sub Base there; here's an excerpt:
Naval Submarine Base New London is the Navy's formal name for the base that is physically located in Groton and Ledyard.
“It is confusing to people,” Groton Town Manager Mark R. Oefinger said.
If an idea floated around the Subase Realignment Coalition meeting Monday gains any traction, “Groton” may be added to the title.
Coalition members discussed renaming the entire installation Naval Station Groton and keeping the name of the lower base, where submarines are docked, as Naval Submarine Base New London.
The article goes on to discuss possible problems with this "solution" -- New Londoners not wanting to give up their one current claim to fame, and the possible desire of Ledyard to be included. My compromise: Just call the whole thing "Submarine Base Connecticut" and make no one happy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Sub Base on the Thames. Has a bit of a British sound to it, don't you think?

Or maybe Sub Base - New England...


5/15/2007 11:00 AM

Blogger RM1(SS) (ret) said...

If they can have a "USS Minneapolis St Paul," they should be able to have a "Submarine Base Groton-New London."

5/15/2007 4:31 PM

Blogger Brian said...

Sign out front says Groton if I remember correctly from my visit the other week.

5/15/2007 9:07 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminds me of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that is in the state of Maine (Kittery) but is named after a city in New Hampshire...

5/16/2007 5:45 AM

Blogger Subvet said...

Just close the damned thing down. IMHO it's a security nightmare and only politics has kept it up and running this long.

5/17/2007 12:56 AM


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