AIMM Mission

To commemorate America's rich naval and maritime heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historic naval vessels with an emphasis on the era of World War II through the present.

Scrapbook of LCDR Ken Brown - Life at Sea - Birthdays at Sea

A sheet cake with white icing. The cake has a replica submarine qualification pin in icing at the top and says - Happy Birthday Submarine Force - 1900-1967 - 1st Submarine USS Holland (SS01). The photograph appears to have been taken in the crew's mess.

A sheet cake with white icing. The cake has a replica submarine qualification pin in icing at the top and says - Happy Birthday Submarine Force - 1900-1967 - 1st Submarine USS Holland (SS01). The photograph appears to have been taken in the crew's mess. A standard Navy issue saucer can be partially seen in the lower right corner of the photograph.

67th Anniversary of the U.S. Submarine Force, April 11th, 1967

The United Sates was the first nation to operate submarines as commissioned warships and not just experimental oddities. The first submarine, USS Holland, was purchased on April 11th, 1900. This day is celebrated as the traditional birthday of the U.S. Submarine Force.


A sailor in a white t-shirt (probably the baker) poses with Petty Officer Scott and a sheet cake withwhite icing that reads - Happy Birthday Scott. The cake is also decorated with a bouquet of roses. The picture was taken in the Crew's Mess. A chess/checker board and a bacgammon board are printed on the table tops. A rack of condiments is hanging on the bulkhead, with a toaster on a shelf above it.

Photo Caption: "Birthday of Petty Officer Scott"


A sailor in a white t-shirt poses with a sheet cake with white icing decorated with the ship's official patch. Text with the keel laying, launching and commissioning dates is below the patch with the words - Happy 23rd - on the lower edge of the cake. The official patch at the time was a round patch with a rope border, the submarine qualification emblem at top center. The bottom third of inner portion of the patch has waves to represent the ocean surface. A left-handed fist, clutching four bolts of lightning in it, rises from the water. To the left of the first is a light blue field, with dark blue to the right and an eight-pointed star at the top. This patch was used until 1969.

A sheet cake with white icing decorated with the ship's official patch. Text with the keel laying, launching and commissioning dates is below the patch with the words - Happy 23rd - on the lower edge of the cake. The official patch at the time was a round patch with a rope border, the submarine qualification emblem at top center. The bottom third of inner portion of the patch has waves to represent the ocean surface. A left-handed fist, clutching four bolts of lightning in it, rises from the water. To the left of the first is a light blue field, with dark blue to the right and an eight-pointed star at the top. This patch was used until 1969.

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Another birthday cake