- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut’s congressional delegation has introduced resolutions in the House and Senate to recognize the state’s 100-year-old submarine heritage.

Rep. Joe Courtney said the submarine tender USS Ozark brought three G-class submarines to the Groton Navy Yard on Oct. 18, 1915. It was the start of Connecticut’s relationship with submarines.

The resolution commends the dedication and contribution to the Navy and submarine force by Connecticut residents, honors submariners at Naval Submarine Base New London and recognizes the contribution of the industry and workforce in designing and building the Navy’s submarine fleet.

Courtney says the congressional resolution honors the legacy of the work between eastern Connecticut and the Navy.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said American submarines must always be superior. He says U.S. “warfighters at sea should never face a fair fight.”

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