AT SEA: Solid Blow

Among scores of grey shapes playing hide & seek in deadly earnest through the coastal waters around Great Britain was H. M. S. Courageous, oldest vessel of Britain's six aircraft carriers. Her broad, windswept flight deck was busy with planes coming & going to scout for U-boats. Last Sunday evening, just before the dusk hour at which the Athenia was sunk two Sundays prior, the eyes that saved others were not quick enough to save the Courageous. "There were two distinct bangs at intervals of about a second" (said a survivor) and the...

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