Submarine History

14 05, 2019

Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage in the Navy

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00May 14, 2019|Submarine History|

Adapted from 4 January 2013 essay by Regina T. Akers, Ph.D., Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, with April 2017 update. https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/diversity/asian-americans-pacific-islanders-in-the-navy/asian-americans-us-military.html “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders comprise many ethnicities and languages, and their myriad achievements embody the American experience. [...]

11 04, 2019

Happy Birthday Submarine Force!

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00April 11, 2019|Submarine History|

April 11th is important at Submarine Bases around the country.  April 11, 1900, was when the U.S. Navy purchased its first submarine - Holland VI. But April 11 also marks the beginning of Naval Submarine Base New London. From CNIC's [...]

12 03, 2019

Submarines in Art

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00March 12, 2019|Submarine History|

Submarines have fascinated the world for centuries. The idea of underwater travel has been apart of most of record history. In 1776, the Turtle became the first submersible to perform an attack on another vessel. During the Civil War, the [...]

5 03, 2019

Return of the Union Jack

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00March 5, 2019|Submarine History|

On February 21, 2019, the Navy put out a press release announcing its decision to begin displaying the union jack instead of the first Navy jack aboard Navy ships. Beginning on June 4, the date of the Battle of Midway, [...]

26 02, 2019

Pete Tzomes and the Centennial Seven

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00February 26, 2019|Submarine History|

In May of 1983, Pete Tzomes made history by becoming the first African American to command a submarine. His journey to the submarine force was like many others. Inspired by a midshipman who visited his middle school, Tzomes set his [...]

17 02, 2019

USS South Dakota- SSN 790

By |2023-08-21T09:47:58-04:00February 17, 2019|Submarine History|

On February 2, 2019, the U.S. Navy welcomed its newest submarine – USS South Dakota. SSN 790 is the seventeenth Virginia- class submarine to join the fleet. The newest member of the fleet features a redesigned bow, having two large-diameter [...]

25 01, 2019

USS Tunny

By |2022-06-28T14:39:49-04:00January 25, 2019|Submarine History|

While our museum houses some impressive and large artifacts, some of our exhibits are physically a part of the building itself. When you walk through the halls, you may notice some murals depicting different moments in the submarine force. These [...]

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