NAVY: Stormy Man, Stormy Weather

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Last week, from the mists of the North Atlantic, naval guns roared a message to the U.S. The guns belonged to the ill-fated German battle cruiser Bismarck, and hapless H.M.S. Hood (see p. 21).

Their simple, terrible message was that one set of the guns might almost as well have belonged to a warship of the U.S. Navy. For on that day, as for many a day past, U.S. naval headquarters in Washington was both surprised and relieved when another 24 hours went by with no news that a U.S. ship had fatally...

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