Submarine Day is observed annually on April 11. Other than the United States, rest of the world celebrates the Submarine Day on March 17. The submarine is a large, crewed underwater vessel which is independently operated. These were primarily used during world war I, and are now used by navies mainly. Submarines are also used in military, research, search-and-rescue missions, undersea cable repairs, underwater archaeology and also used for tourism purposes. In some places of the United States, the submarine is a variety of sandwich, a long bread filled with meat and vegetable. The sandwich is said to be called so because it resembles the shape of the underwater vessel. This day is mainly to commemorate the anniversary of first commissioned submarine purchased by American Government.
“Never tell anyone outside my staff that the Submarine Force and the First Air Fleet were responsible for the failure at Midway. The failure at Midway was mine.” – Isoroku Yamamoto
History of Submarine Day
The Submarine Day is celebrated on April 11 to honour the anniversary of the purchase of the first submarine and also for the establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900. The submarine was called the Holland VI submarine which was the first prototype of the modern submarine to work underwater. Holland VI was designed by Irish-American inventor John Phillip Holland in 1896 and was launched on May 17, 1897, at New Jersey which was later acquired by United States Navy on April 11, 1900, and was renamed as USS Holland.
Other Celebrations on April 11
April 11 is also celebrated as
- World Parkinson’s Day
- National Pet Day
- National Barbershop Quartet Day
- National Bookmobile Day
- National Cheese Fondue Day
How to celebrate Submarine Day
On Submarine day, you can learn about the submarines, their history, the working mechanisms and its various uses. One can also watch a movie that stars submarines. A fun way to observe the day is by enjoying a sub sandwich from a nearby store. You can also take a moment on this day to pay tribute to people who have had lost their lives at sea for the nation. Post Pictures and share your thoughts on social media about Submarine Day by using the hashtag #SubmarineDay.