Tom Nevers Naval Facility

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Tom Nevers Naval Facility
Siasconset, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°14′28.31″N 70°0′25.32″W / 41.2411972°N 70.0070333°W / 41.2411972; -70.0070333
Type SOSUS submarine listening post
Site information
Owner Nantucket Hunting Association
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1954-1955
Built by United States Navy
In use 1955-1976
Garrison information
Occupants United States Navy, Nantucket Hunting Association

Tom Nevers Naval Facility was a U.S. Navy submarine listening post on Nantucket active from 1955 to 1976. It later became home to the Nantucket Hunting Association.[1]


Tom Nevers Naval Facility was founded in 1955 as a submarine listening base. It was built on land that the Navy had used as a bombing range during World War II. The facility also held a bomb shelter for President John F. Kennedy,[2] to be used in the event of a nuclear attack, if President Kennedy was in Hyannisport. The facility was abandoned in 1976 and later became home to the Nantucket Hunting Association. The shelter still has electricity and can still be used.

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