NATIONAL SUBMARINE DAY
The United States Navy acquired the Holland VI, the Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine, on April 11, 1900. Each April 11th honors this day as people across the nation celebrate National Submarine Day.
– The U.S. Navy’s first submarine was the Alligator, 1862. –
The first known U.S. Navy submarine 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 theTurtle 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).
Elsewhere in the world, “Submarine Day” is celebrated on March 17th.
HOW TO OBSERVE
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Within our research, the origin has been discovered; however, we were unable to find the creator of National Submarine Day.
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