New London is a port of entry located on the mouth of the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut. First settled in 1646 by John Winthrop, it was named New London in 1658. It was a major base for privateers during the American Revolution, and developed into an important whaling, shipping, and ship-building center during the 19th Century.
Today it is home to the US Coast Guard Academy and the US Submarine Officers School. Industries include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and submarine building.