this week’S HEADLINES


  • 4/18 Report to Congress on Columbia-class program (
  • 4/17 Navy places $13.8M order with L-3 Chesapeake Sciences for towed array sonar (
  • 4/16 Newport News building workforce to deal with delays in sub maintenance (
  • 4/15 North Korea still building ballistic missile sub (south korea)
  • 4/15 Unmanned vehicles may e key to countering China, Russia (breaking defense)
  • 4/15 Russia cut off contact with NATO (upi)
  • 4/14 China wants nuclear icebreakers (national interest)
  • 4/12 Can sea creatures see enemy subs?  (C4ISRNET)
  • 4/17 Nuclear sub project faces audit (
  • 4/17 Royal Navy opens competition for large unmanned sub ( (
  • 4/16 Advocates tout economic impact of New Hampshire shipyeard (
  • 4/16 Torpedo-killing torpedoes (
  • 4/14 USS Thresher and Scorpion (
  • 4/12 General Dynamics Electric Boat awards $727.4M contract modification to Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to support Bock V Virginia subs (
  • 4/12 South Korea to sell subs to Indonesia (
  • 4/12 U.S. sub hosts Thai dignitaries during bilateral exercise (
  • 4/11 Indonesia launches new attack sub (the diplomat)
  • 4/11 President picks next Chief of Naval Operations (navy times online)
  • 4/11 Navy looking to arm subs with tiny torpedoes (
  • 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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