Army & Navy: Little Stinker

She looked wrong. In many respects she had proved unpractical. Now the odd-shaped Sea Otter rocked at her mooring in Charleston Harbor, gathering rust. Shipbuilders, sick of hearing about her. sighed: "That stinker." But during her short career she had plowed up a wake which still boiled last week. She had become an "affair."

Last summer, sold on the idea that the 250-ft., 2,240-ton "tin can" might be the answer to the submarine menace, impressed by the performance of an 80-ft. model, Franklin Roosevelt and Navy Secretary Knox decided to have a full-sized Otter...

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