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April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« on: April 11, 2008, 10:04:26 AM »
Today is National Submarine Day.  Remember!

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 10:13:53 AM »
I never knew that.  Any idea why they picked April 11th?  Was this the day that they commissioned the Holland Sub?

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »
I never knew that.  Any idea why they picked April 11th?  Was this the day that they commissioned the Holland Sub?

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr11.html

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On April 11, 1900, the U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine, a 53-foot craft designed by Irish immigrant John P. Holland. Propelled by gasoline while on the surface and by electricity when submerged, the Holland served as a blueprint for modern submarine design. By the eve of World War I, Holland and Holland-inspired vessels were a part of large naval fleets throughout the world.

Don't worry, I didn't know about this day either until a couple of months ago. 

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 11:51:27 AM »
Glad to see that I guess correctly about the Holland.  ;D

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 12:24:33 PM »
Damn..  and I do not have my signs up or anything.....

I actually did not know that.  I see a portention April activity item....

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 12:57:02 PM »
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Don't worry, I didn't know about this day either until a couple of months ago

Guess it would benefit us to look at the calendar once in a while   :-\
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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 01:29:29 PM »
You can still take advantage of this.  Have tickets $1 off all weekend. 

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2008, 02:27:33 PM »
Damn..  and I do not have my signs up or anything.....

I actually did not know that.  I see a portention April activity item....

Rick

Hey, there's always next year.  It's always April 11th.

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2008, 04:13:32 PM »
THE HOLLAND WAS COMMISSIONED 12 OCTOBER 1900 NOT IN APRIL

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008, 04:41:39 PM »
Maybe the purchase date was April, but the formal ceremony wasn't until October?  Since it was a new weapon, the government probably wanted to make sure that it wasn't a lemon before flying Old Glory from the flag mast.

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008, 06:05:37 PM »
remember we are talking about military intelligence here ;D

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Re: April 11th - today is National Submarine Day
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 06:31:36 PM »
I didn't say the Holland was commissioned on April 11th, I just said the Navy acquired her on April 11th.  Sub sailors are calling National Submarine Day "Submarine Birthday" day.