National Affairs: Off Provincetown

As darkness came over the ocean one night last week, a fleet of fishing smacks, tugs and tenders lingered together around a spot off the Cape Cod coast. Their rocking signal flares betokened rough weather and disaster. In the surf near Provincetown loomed a stranded shape, the U. S. destroyer Paulding. Somewhere beneath the flares at sea lay the U. S. submarine 54, with 39 officers and men and one civilian aboard. Patrolling the coast, the Paulding had run across the S-4 amidships when the 54, on a trial run, came up without warning...

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