U.S. Navy Submarine Centennial Monument, USNA - Annapolis, MD
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N 38° 58.874 W 076° 29.092
18S E 371385 N 4315742
Quick Description: This monument commemorates 100 years of submarine usage by the US Navy from 1900 to 2000.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2012 4:21:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDNH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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The year 2000 marked the first century of American submarines. Inventor John Holland sold his submersible Holland VI to the Navy for $160,000 on 11 April 1900. This 64-ton submarine, commissioned as USS Holland (SS-1) in Oct 1900, became the first in a line of submarine vessels. In celebrating the Submarine Centennial, our Navy recognizes the enormous contributions of both American submariners and those involved with building and supporting our innovative submarines since the dawn of this century.

This bronze sculpture is located near the intersection of Buchanan Road and Blake Road at the US Naval Academy. The sculpture depicts a submarine breaching the surface during an emergency blow. The submarine emerges from a fountain of water emanating from the surface of a partial earth globe. Within the surrounding waves of water are ghostly human faces along with dolphins riding the waves. The sculpture rests on a dark, polished granite base of six sides. Four of the sides are etched with two pictures per side of submarine life. The other two (opposite) sides have corporate donor names and the monument title.

The monument title side reads:


CENTENNIAL
OF THE
UNITED STATES NAVY SUBMARINE FORCE
100
DEDICATED TO THOSE
WHO SERVE BENEATH THE SEAS,
FAMILIES AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL


Submarine, Right Side Submarine, Left Side

Human Faces Among Dolphins Human Faces in the Waves

Pictures of submarine life on the four base sides

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Entrance fees (if any):
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Date dedicated: 1/1/2000

Sponsor(s): Naval Submarine League, Lockheed Martin, General Dynmics, Raytheon, others

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

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