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U.S. Navy Submarine Force Birthday

On April 11, 1900 the Navy accepted its first submarine, the USS Holland

Initial research and development (including an earlier “failed” boat) was undertaken as a private project by the John P. Holland (hence the name of the boat) Torpedo Boat Company.  Sort of Late 19th Century DARPA!  It became a Holland Co. and Navy joint venture, then she passed into the hands of the Navy.  This was a huge step toward the development of three-dimensional projection of power at sea. 

You can bet that on April 11, 1900 people were still Remembering The Maine!

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