Boom at Groton

With a bang last week the U.S. got submarine-minded. Without a dissenting vote the House passed a $1,000,000.000 bill for construction of about 130 submarines −enough to give the U.S. the world's mightiest underseas fleet.

Reason for this sudden interest in subs was the realization that, apart from the airplane, the 1942-model sub is the best U.S. bet for an offensive weapon. Weighing over 1,500 tons and 300-plus feet long, it shoots torpedoes fore & aft, carries quick-firing cannon and anti-aircraft guns, is fast enough to keep up with any fleet. It can...

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