BATTLE OF THE SEAS: Pigboat Victory

U.S. submarines, prowling the far Pacific in ever-greater numbers, reported last week their juiciest bag: among 27 Japanese vessels sunk, seven were combat craft, and of the seven, one was a large aircraft carrier. Twice previously the undersea raiders had been credited with enemy flattops "probably sunk"; in the Battle of Midway, the Nautilus polished off the crippled Soryu. But this was the first time a sub had been credited with a certain kill, unassisted by other forces. No details were disclosed; Navy Secretary Forrestal regretted that the submarine fleet must remain the Navy's silent service. Silent or not,...

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