Today in History–April 11–the Library of Congress features submarines. Although submarines were used as early as the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy acquired its first submarine on this day in 1900. Find out about the first submarine to sink a battleship and more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources.
More submarine images
Topics in Chronicling America – Submarines (1864-1918)
Historical newspaper coverage of submarines (through 1922)
Never Forgotten, the Search for Israel’s Lost Submarine Dakar (streaming webcast)
Today in History: The U.S. Naval Academy & the Navy primary source collections