ARMY & NAVY: Versunken

Shrouded in mystery and 250 ft. of water, the battleship Washington lies on the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Virginia. What sank ship Washington? A number of 2,000-lb. bombs placed in the surrounding water, simulating the concussion of airplane bombs. Explosives detonated beside the ship, simulating torpedo attack. Armor-piercing bombs (without explosive charges) dropped from airplanes upon the deck armor. Fire from the 14-in. guns of the battleship Texas. Details of the sinking were carefully guarded. Said Admiral Edward W. Eberle, Chief of Naval Operations: "We are the only...

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