Foreign News: Prometh

Reduction of submarine armaments was carried one step further last week by accident, which has sunk 20 submarines since 1904 at a cost of more than 700 lives.

Frenchmen were proud last week that they had lost no submarine since 1928, whereas the British Navy had lost three. The French first-class submarine Promethée of 2,000 tons (estimated cost $2,000,000) was maneuvering on the surface of the English Channel near Cherbourg, with several French bluejackets standing on her deck. Suddenly the Promethée began to go down by the stern.. Since her hatches were open,...

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