ARMY & NAVY: Squallus Home


Early one morning last week, 115 days after the submarine Squahis sank off the New Hampshire coast, salvage boats tugged her to drydock at Portsmouth Navy Yard. On hand to watch the grim job of opening her hatch were her skipper, Lieut. Oliver Naquin, and 27 of 32 fellow survivors.

One officer, two civilian observers, 22 enlisted men were dead below. Most of the bodies were found, as expected, in the after torpedo room. One of the 26 who went down was missing, presumably washed overboard while the Squahis was being raised and towed. After inspecting...

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