Submarine news


  • 9/8 The Naval Submarine League salutes Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) a World War II veteran
  • 9/6 UK Defense Secretary speaks about importance of submarines (
  • 8/27 The Wisconsin Veterans Museum unveiled a large model of the prospective Commissioning Unit Wisconsin (to be SSBN 827)   (
  • 8/5 Report to Congress on Columbia-class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program (
  • 8/5 Navy awards $698M to General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete the engineered overhaul of USS Hartford (SSN 768) (
  • 5/22 VIDEO News video of the USS Maine (SSBN 741) (
  • 4/11/22 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. SUBMARINE FORCE!!!  122 years of excellence!
  • 10/13/21 HAPPY 246TH BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. NAVY!!!!
  • 9/2 VIDEO Construction begins on new USS Utah (
  • 8/12 VIDEOS about repairs to USS Cod (
  • 7/31 VIDEO Rickover christening (
  • 6/4 VIDEO Quiet, deadly and expensive: Navy’s plan to upgrade aging subs (
  • 6/2 VIDEO Silent Service (
  • 4/11/21 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. SUBMARINE FORCE!!!  121 years of excellence!
  • 3/19 Click here to watch a YouTube video about ICEX 2020!
  • VIDEO – Click here for video from ABC News on USS Florida in the Mediterranean “active” with the Russians
  • 9/30 On this date in 1954, the USS Nautilus was commissioned in Groton, CT.  It was the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine and the first submarine to finish a submerged transit of the North Pole.
  • 8/3 On this date in 1958, USS Nautilus (SSN 571) arrived, under the ice, at the North Pole!  It was the first submarine to achieve this feat, made possible because it was the first submarine under nuclear power.
  • 4/11 NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY-The U.S. Navy acquired Holland VI, the Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine, on April 11, 1900.The first known U.S. Navy submarine (1862) was the USS Alligator, the fourth United States Navy ship of that name.  The Alligator was active during the American Civil War. America’s very first submarine, the Turtle, was built in the Revolutionary War era.  However, the United States Navy did not exist when the Turtle was operational.
    Designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896, the Holland VI was launched on May 17, 1897, at Navy Lt. Lewis Nixon’s Crescent Shipyard in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  It was later purchased by the United States Navy on April 11, 1900, becoming the United States Navy’s first commissioned submarine and renamed USS Holland (SS-1).
  • VIDEO – Click here for video on life aboard USS Annapolis (
  • VIDEO: Click here to watch a video of the commissioning ceremony of the USS South Dakota
  • VIDEO: Click here to watch a video tour inside PCU Vermont with clip of christening with sparkling wine called “Northern Spy”
  • PICTURES: Click here to see Santa’s new sleigh
  • VIDEO: Click here to watch “Deep Blue Christmas” a music video produced by crew members from USS John Warner (SSN 785)
  • Click here to find out how President George H. W. Bush was connected to the Naval Submarine League
  • Click here to watch video of LT George H. W. Bush being rescued by the submarine USS Finback
  • “Hunter Killer”  Click here to watch the trailer.  Click here to watch a 25 minute press conference with VADM Roegge and Gerard Butler from KVAL news.
  • Youtube videos of interviews with Gerard Butler about “Hunter Killer”:
    Late Night with Seth Meyers
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
    Live with Kelly and Ryan
  • Click here to watch time-lapse video of future USS Indiana roll out and launch (
  • Click here to watch video from PCU Hyman G. Rickover’s keel laying
  • Click here (and then click VIDEOS on the left) to watch SUBLANT’s Facebook video commemorating 118 years of outstanding submarine service
  • Click here to watch video about stealth of subs 

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