this week’S HEADLINES


  • 5/17 Shipyard team innovates battery removal (
  • 5/14 House committee’s budget plan includes money for sub buildup (
  • 5/10 Navy and prime contractors complete critical supplier join evaluation (
  • 5/14 Special operations undersea and surface vehicles on the horizon (
  • 5/13 Virginia subs to focus on special ops (
  • 5/13 Navy to award Columbia-class contract by October (
  • 5/10 Sub successfully tests Trident missile (U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs Public Affairs) (spacecoastdaily)
  • 5/10 Unmanned dream: common control system (
  • 5/9 Third Virginia sub gives industry time to prepare for new cadence (
  • 5/9 Taiwan breaks ground on sub shipyard to counter China (
  • 5/8 Navy focus on Columbia margin (
  • 5/8 Columbia vendor inspections to continue ( (
  • 5/8 Columbia design more complete at construction than ever (
  • 5/7 Newport News shipyard about to boom on boomers – suppliers and workers needed (
  • 5/7 Navy’s sub maintenance woes (
  • 5/7 Industrial base can handle third Virginia-class sub (
  • 5/7 Navy balancing Columbia/Virginia sub production ( ( ( (
  • 5/7 China’s fleet of missile-laden subs (
  • 5/7 Navy plans to surge sub budget to $5B by 2024 (
  • 5/6 China and Russia conduct joint warship-based missile exercise (globaltimes)
  • 5/6 China completing more ballistic subs (
  • 5/6 Navy approves weld recovery plan (
  • 5/3 China laying groundwork for war with Taiwan (
  • 5/3 UK praises 50 years of nuclear service by subs (
  • 5/2 Realities of strategic nuclear deterrence (army recognition)
  • 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
  • 11/14 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM  – Virginia Payload Module to deploy new missiles and UUVs (
  • 11/14 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Navy ramps up development of unmanned systems (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Sub program faces many challenges (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Strategy drives undersea warfare program (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Next sub-launched missile will have some new components (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Sub contractors investing in infrastructure (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Navy will check Columbia production carefully ( (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Two paths forward for Columbia production ( (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Navy training sub aggressor unit ( ( (
  • 11/8 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – Los Angeles class sub refueling will start in 2023 (
  • 11/7 NEWS FROM NSL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – GD Electric Boat tightening oversight on vendors (
  • “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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