Daily Event for May 17

May 17, 1897 John P. Holland launched his latest submarine which later became the first commissioned
submarine in the US Navy. The boat was bought by the US Navy in 1900 and her design was copied by
no less than three countries. The Holland served with the USN until 1910 and was later scrapped.


© 2007 Michael W. Pocock

Launch of the Holland submarine at Elizabethport, New Jersey.