The National Museum of American History has a great online exhibit focused on Nuclear-powered submarines that played major roles in American policy and strategy since the 1950s.
Introduction to the Exhibit:
“From the end of World War II in 1945 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cold War dominated international affairs. It was a global struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Although the Cold War was sometimes fought on the battlefield, it involved everything from political rhetoric to sports. Overshadowing all was the threat of nuclear war.”
This exhibit is no longer on view at the museum. But the online exhibit giving viewers an inside look at submarine and cold war history, construction and anatomy of submarines, weapons, life ashore and much more, can be found HERE.