National Affairs: Whole Truth

In a long, bare room in the Portsmouth Navy Yard Administration Building last week, four white-gloved officers of the U. S. Navy inquired into the sinking of the U. S. submarine Squalus (TIME, June 5). Before the board of inquiry sat the 33 survivors, including the lost boat's square-chinned, grave-eyed commander, Lieut. Oliver F. Naquin. Absent: the 26 who died.

Why did she sink? Oliver Naquin as well as the board tried to get at the answer as fast and finally as possible. By Navy practice, he was recorded as the defendant. This technical...

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