Wednesday, 11 April 2018

International Submarine Day

April 11th is International Submarine Day, marking the anniversary of the USA's first submarine in 1900. The first British submarine was built for James VI in 1620 by Cornelius Drebble. Here is a fine example of a nuclear submarine in a coat of arms.

And while we are on the subject, here is a painting of one of Drebble's submarines which made James VI the first monarch to travel underwater: