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GROTON, Conn. (Oct. 29, 2016) #FirstLady Of The United States #MichelleObama ship sponsor of USS Illinois (SSN 786), arrives at the commissioning ceremony on Naval Submarine Base New London. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl I. Wood

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This is a view of the crew's sleeping quarters aboard the Seawolf class fast attack submarine Jimmy Carter at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. The Jimmy Carter, the last of the Seawolf class boats, is to be commissioned Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

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GROTON, Conn. (Dec. 18, 2010) Two tugboats push the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Alexandria (SSN 757) into port at Naval Submarine Base New London. Alexandria is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

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On July 6, 1944, fire breaks out in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn., killing 169 people (one of the worst fire disasters in U.S. history).

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Groton, Conn. (Aug. 3, 2003) - The U.S. Navys newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine and the lead ship of its class, PCU Virginia (SSN 774) is moved outdoors for the first time at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard.

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Crewmembers of Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) mans the flying bridge as they depart Souda harbor.

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Members of the crew sit at the controls aboard the Seawolf Class fast attack submarine Jimmy Carter at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. The Jimmy Carter, the last of the Seawolf class boats, is to be commissioned Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

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