10 Things to Know about U.S. Navy Submarines

Happy birthday to our Silent Service! 117 years ago today, John Holland sold the 64-ton submersible Holland VI to the Navy, marking the beginning of our submarine force. Several months later, the submarine was commissioned as USS Holland (SS 1).     Here’s a look at how submarines have continuously adapted in both quantity and …

Five Things to Know about USS Illinois (SSN 786)

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) will be commissioned during a 11 a.m. ET ceremony at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Oct. 29, 2016, which you can watch here on Navy Live or on the Navy’s Facebook page. Here are five things that you should know about the U.S. Navy’s newest fast attack submarine: …

Five Things to Know about USS Illinois (SSN 786)

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) will be commissioned during a 11 a.m. ET ceremony at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Oct. 29, 2016, which you can watch here on Navy Live or on the Navy’s Facebook page. Here are five things that you should know about the U.S. Navy’s newest fast attack submarine: …