Foreign News: WRECK

One damp afternoon last week, just nine days after the U. S. submarine Squalus settled to the ocean floor off New Hampshire's Isles of Shoals, the British submarine Thetis (rhymes with lettuce)* nosed down the Mersey from Birkenhead into Liverpool Bay. Like the Squalus she was a brand-new vessel, and this was to be a final diving test run before she was turned over to the Royal Navy. Aboard was an unusually large company—103 men. Besides her regular crew of 53 there were civilian technicians, civilian Admiralty officials, a local river pilot and two...

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