17 Apr '15, 8am

Hundreds of #USNavy submariners gather for a #happy 115th #birthday.

April 11, 2015 (NNS) -- When John Holland sold the submersible Holland VI to the U.S. Navy, April 11, 1900, the submarine force was born, even though the 64-ton submarine wasn't commissioned as USS Holland (SS-1) until October 1900. Since that historic April day, submariners world-wide have celebrated their anniversary. On April 11, Hampton Roads submariners continued that gallant tradition when more than 800 veterans, retirees and active duty service members celebrated the force's 115th birthday at the Founder's Inn. This year's event, 'Saluting Our Remarkable Sailors' was coordinated and hosted by Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic. "Tonight, we celebrate our submarine force's birthday and our proud history," said Force Master Chief Wesley Koshoffer, master of ceremonies and force master chief, Commander, Submarine Forces. Koshoffer emphasized the 'remarkable Sailors' b...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=86585

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