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The US. Navy's Silent Service traces its military roots all the way back to the Revolutionary War, when the submersible Turtle launched the world's first submarine attack on Sep 07, 1776. Developments in submarine technology continued through the Civil War and into the 20th century, moving from manual propulsion to electric, steam and diesel engines, and finally to atomic power during the Cold War. Today’s submarines represent the cutting edge of technological innovation, with missions ranging from mine detection, intelligence and covert ops to conventional attack and nuclear deterrence.
The sailors who perform these rigorous undersea missions are a special breed, representing the most highly trained and exclusive crews anywhere in the world. Only the best earn the privilege of wearing the Submariners’ coveted Dolphin badge. The Submarine Dolphins drawing honors these courageous sailors.
We will only print 100 copies of the 17x22” digital version, each print signed and numbered by the artist. These ordinarily sell for $125 each, however Advance Orders are still available for $75 – an Introductory price that will last for a limited time. (Our digital printing service has experienced some technical difficulties, which has slowed production. They are working hard to resolve the issue. We are working hard to fulfill orders as quickly as possible.) Follow along as the drawing develops on our Facebook Album: Submarine Dolphins.
In recognition of the historic sacrifices made by submariners to maintain the safety and security of all Americans, half of net proceeds from print sales will be donated directly to the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation.