this week’S HEADLINES


  • 9/20 Navy awards $73M contract to Leidos for sub detection system (
  • 9/19 NATO allies unleash drones in watres off Portugal (
  • 9/17 Electric Boat preparing for Columbia-class but supply base a challenge (
  • 9/17 General Dynamics Electric Boat awards contract to QinetiQ for sub electronic grounding unit (
  • 9/15 Russian navy expected to be first with hypersonic cruise missiles on subs (
  • 9/13 Electric Boat gets new leadership (
  • 9/13 Navy creates new Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for sustainment (
  • 9/12 Taiwan wants updated sub force (
  • 9/13 SEA and iXblue launch unmanned anti-sub surveillance vehicle (
  • 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
  • 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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