On April 11, 1900, the United States Navy acquired the Holland VI, the Navy’s first modern commissioned submarine. Each April 11th honors this day as people across the country celebrate America’s past and present submarines. This photo gallery provides a look a the submarines and submariners that have served over the past 100+ years.
National Submarine Day, April 11
The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) prepares to exit the dry dock at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, following an extended refit period. Vice Adm. Charles "Chas" Richard, Commander, Submarine Forces, observes the Submarine Multi-Mission Team Trainer during a visit to Naval Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskins/Released L-type submarines alongside USS Bushnell (Submarine Tender # 2) at Bantry Bay, Ireland, in 1918. These submarines are, from left to right: unidentified submarine; USS L-1 (Submarine # 40); USS L-10 (Submarine # 50); USS L-4 (Submarine # 43); and USS L-9 (Submarine # 49). Electrician Technician, Submarine Navigation, Third Class Collin Miller greets his wife, Ashley Miller, with the traditional first kiss during a homecoming celebration for the Los Angeles-class, fast-attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskins The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) returned home to Submarine Base New London on Monday, February 25, 2019 after completion of its final deployment. While on deployment Pittsburgh operated in the European Command Areas of Responsibility. U.S. Navy Photo by John Narewski USS Canopus (AS-34) tending submarines. The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) Gold crew returns to its homeport, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. The boat is one of five ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base and is capable of carrying up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic missiles with multiple warheads. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Tomforde USS Rainbow (AS-7) with three submarines alongside. Rainbow was in commission from 1898 to 1928. The Ohio-class cruise missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit March 14, 2019. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee/Released CA Johnson High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps from Columbia, S.C., poses for a photo on the decommissioned ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry L. Stimson outside of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Tomforde USS Perch supported special operations in two wars. In San Diego Harbor with Coronado in the background circa 1930. Submarines alongside (outboard to inboard) are: USS S-25 (SS-130), USS S-28 (SS-133), USS S-24 (SS-129), USS S-27 (SS-132), USS S-26 (SS-131), USS S-48 (SS-159). The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) takes part in a photo exercise at the conclusion of exercise Keen Sword 2011 U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl/Released U.S. Navy submarines nested together in the Hudson River, off New York City, circa 1920. They include (from left to right): USS R-7 (Submarine # 84); USS R-8 (Submarine # 85); USS R-9 (Submarine # 86); USS R-10 (Submarine # 87); and USS R-6 (Submarine # 83). The stern of USS R-5 (Submarine # 82) is visible furthest to the right. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia begins to submerge after a port visit to Naples, Italy. Mothbolled Submarines laid up at the Philadelphia Naval Base, October 1978. Among them are: USS BLENNY (SS-324), and USS ALBACORE (AGSS-569). Sailors heave a line to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738) U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Katherine Diener Sailors assigned to the Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) man the rails as the ship passes under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, May 31. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Destinyy Reed/RELEASED A Naval Support Activity Souda Bay port Operations line handler pulls a mooring line as the Ohio-class cruise missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece for a scheduled port visit March 14, 2019. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee Rear Adm. Daryl L Caudle, commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) delivers remarks during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony aboard the Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shaun Griffin/Released) The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) exits the dry dock at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., following an extended refit period.