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.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.
“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.