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National Submarine Day

Submarine Day

About National Submarine Day

When is National Submarine Day? This holiday is always observed on April 11

National Submarine Day is today. This April 11 holiday commemorates the commissioning of the USS Holland into the U.S. Navy on this day in 1900. At the time, this submersible boat was considered a modern-designed submarine. John. P Holland designed it. It ran on a gas engine while on the surface of the sea and used an electric motor while submerged under the surface. The engines were a much-improved method of propulsion. It sure beats the subs of the 1700s where sailors propelled them with oars.

Submarines have had a long and proud history of serving the navy and the country: They have served with honor and distinction in almost every war the U.S. Navy has been involved in. There are currently 72 submarines in the U.S. Navy. They are on patrol all over the world. 

Did You Know? In 415 BC during the Siege of Syracuse, the military used submarines.

Question: What is the world’s most well-known submarine? It’s the Yellow Submarine, written and recorded by the Beatles.

How to Celebrate National Submarine Day

  • Go to a naval museum.
  • Learn more about them.
  • Consider a career in the U.S. Navy.
  • Warch a movie abou them.
  • Listen to the Beatles sing Yellow Submarine on an old-fashioned LP player.

Thought for Today

“The power to question is the basis of all human progress.” – – Indira Gandhi

History and Origin of National Submarine Day

In 1969, U.S., Congressman Thomas J. Dodd introduced a bill to create National Submarine Day on April 11. We searched then President Richard M. Nixon’s proclamations and did not find one for this day.

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