ARMY & NAVY: De Profundis

Grey moonlight lay on the waters. Plunging through the choppy little waves at twelve knots slipped a submarine, perhaps six feet of her hull above the surface. The Commander, Lieutenant Dobson, strolled across the bridge, thinking perhaps of nothing more weighty than a party a few nights before in New London. Through the speckled gleam of the tiny cluster of ship lights around the conning tower, sparks glowed along the deck, where seamen smoked their customary cigarette before going below.

In the engine room the Diesel droned, in their berths some of the...

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