ARMY & NAVY: Rescue


Off San Diego in the Pacific last week the V4, largest U. S. submarine, "sank" in 86 feet of water, carrying down a crew of 87 officers & men. Thirty-nine minutes later they heard the welcome thump of a diver's 20-lb. shoes on her deck. Above was the rescue vessel Ortolan, from which air lines were attached to the VJs salvage plugs. Fresh air was first pumped into the crew compartments, then into the ballast tanks, from which the water was blown. Twenty-three minutes later the Pacific's blue surface churned with...

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