The Nautilus and her 116 crewmembers would arrive at 90 degrees north 11 days later on the evening of August 3. Upon reaching the pole Commanding Officer, Commander William Anderson, would utter the words, "For the world, our country, and the Navy - the North Pole." This milestone saw the Nautilus traverse under 1,830 miles of polar ice for a total of 96 hours.
The Nautilus is now a museum in Groton, Connecticut.
|The USS Nautilus prepares to depart |
Pearl Harbor for Operation Sunshine