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Happy 236th Birthday, US Navy!

October 13, 2011 by

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Proud to have been a part of the tradition…

111 years for the U.S. Silent Service

April 11, 2011 by

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It was on this day, in 1900, that the U.S. Navy purchased a 64-ton experimental submarine from John P. Holland. In October of that same year, this “boat” was named the U.S.S. Holland, officially becoming the Navy’s first commissioned submarine (Submarine Torpedo Boat #1). Where’d she go? Was the Holland really the USS Monitor without […]

A submariner’s tribute…

April 10, 2011 by

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One of my submarine-related interjections between posts about the Civil War… Tomorrow is the 111th birthday of the U.S. Submarine Force… but, today marks 48 years since the loss of all hands (129 total, including 17 civilian technicians), aboard the U.S.S. Thresher. At 7:47 a.m., on April 10, 1963, in deep-diving tests off the coast […]