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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 […]

The situation with the USS Olympia gets my goat!

September 7, 2010 by

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It’s a crying shame that our nation might be losing one of its greatest national treasures, but… that’s the way things keep looking. Some may recall a little while ago that Craig gave us a virtual tour of the Olympia, having also mentioned her a little before. Then too, I see that Dimitri mentioned it […]