Celebrating Submarine Day
Today is Submarine Day. Is it a celebration of 12-inch sandwiches or underwater boats? Apparently it’s for the establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900. There was an experimental submarine that the Confederates built during the Civil War – the H. L. Hunley – it was only 40 feet long and the eight men inside powered it by sitting two by two across from each other and turning a crank to run the propeller. After the only successful attack on a Union ship, the Hunley was attacked and destroyed.
Some of the most famous submarine movies of all time –
- Das Boot
- Hunt for Red October
- Crimson Tide
- The Enemy Below
- Run Silent, Run Deep
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Torpedo Run
Among the most famous submarines in history – the USS Nautilus – the first nuclear powered submarine and the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine.
Not sure if it’ll work but you can ask for a discount at a sub shop today in celebration of Submarine Day. Or take your favorite girl and park along the river and watch the submarine races.