Groton, CT 06340, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Naval Submarine Base New London

Welcome to Naval Submarine Base New London, the Home of the Submarine Force!

Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) marks a centennial milestone in 2016.

For more than 100 years, SUBASE and our Navy New London team have taken pride in providing outstanding service and support to all newcomers to the installation.

Newcomer's Information

Preplanning is essential for newcomers moving to Naval Submarine Base New London, whether for a permanent change of station or student assignment. An excellent source of information for military moves is the Department of Defense Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource.mil. This is a Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. From the Military OneSource website, service members can select the “Plan My Move” or the “Military Installations” links. Both will provide valuable information on preparing your move, as well as vital information on your next military installation.


Whether visiting Naval Submarine Base New London for a short stay or arranging a permanent change of station move, most newcomers need a temporary place to stay. Since the base is located in the heart of New England’s most popular tourist area, local hotels and motels are often booked early and are very expensive. A cost-effective alternative is staying temporarily either off base at the Navy Exchange-operated Navy Lodge, on base in Navy Gateway Inns & Suites or at the on-base Groton Chalet Hotel.


Buildings 449 and 575
Appointments: 888-628-9633

The primary mission of the Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton — on Naval Submarine Base New London — is to provide quality, patient-centered medical care to all eligible beneficiaries. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The clinic is closed Sunday and holidays.

Facilities and Services

Building 84, First Floor
Phone: 860-694-3232

Religious opportunities, including worship services, religious education and other special programs, are available for people of all faiths through the Command Religious Program. Chaplains are located throughout the base and are ready to support the needs of all our people, regardless of faith.

Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Regardless of your social and recreational interests — sports and fitness, going to the movies, traveling or enjoying the outdoors — Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) has a program for you. But the programs aren’t limited to adults. Safe, fun and educational programs are also available for children and youth.

Commands at Naval Submarine Base New London

Under the command of Rear Adm. Jeffrey E. Trussler, the Undersea Warfare Development Command (UWDC) became operational Sept. 1, 2015. UWDC is responsible for training the submarine force in advanced tactics, techniques and procedures for Anti-Submarine Warfare. The center has assumed the training missions, tasks and functions for Theater and Integrated Strike Group Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) from the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC), based in San Diego.

Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum

One highlight of any trip to the Mystic-New London area is a visit to the historic ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum. When commissioned, USS Nautilus (SSN 571) was the world’s first nuclear-powered ship. Today, the submarine is open for tours.

Southeastern Connecticut: Gateway to New England

Picturesque historical villages blend with urban centers, rolling hills, stone walls, graceful shorelines, spectacular fall foliage and diverse attractions to make southeastern Connecticut a wonderful place to live.

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