AT SEA: Sinkings of the Week

In war at sea, only one warship last week suffered: the British destroyer Viscount reportedly hit a mine. Meanwhile the week's total tonnage sunk (15,292) was the second lightest of the war to date. The week's biggest sea news was announced officially by the French Admiralty: that Germany is constructing a fleet of 150-ton submarines, which can be turned out much faster than 500-to 740-ton U-boats, and will require only 20 officers & men instead of 35 to 40. These new ships, said France, would be able to cruise only four or five days, but there will be a...

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