USS New Mexico in good company en route to Naval Submarine Base

Escorted by a  patrol boat from the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, left, and the tug John P. Wronowski, right, the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River en route to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Escorted by a patrol boat from the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, left, and the tug John P. Wronowski, right, the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River en route to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Escorted by a  patrol boat from the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, left, and the tug John P. Wronowski, right, the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transited the Thames River en route to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Thursday.

The sub base will host an announcement event on the base Friday to highlight Gov. Malloy's designation of the yearlong celebration of "Connecticut's Submarine Century."

Escorted by a  patrol boat from the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, left, and the tug John P. Wronowski, right, the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River en route to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Escorted by a patrol boat from the U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, left, and the tug John P. Wronowski, right, the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) transits the Thames River en route to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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