TURKEY: Rescue Us!

The submarine Dumlupinar—formerly the U.S.S. Bumper—was one of the finest boats in Turkey's underwater fleet. Last week she joined the NATO "Rendezvous" maneuvers in the Mediterranean, then headed home for Istanbul and shore leave for her crew of 86 U.S.-trained Turkish officers and seamen. Running on the surface in the treacherous waters of the Dardanelles early one foggy morning, the Dumlupinar collided with the Swedish freighter Naboland. The sub's hull split, her stern reared into the air, her bow began to go down.

The Dumlupinar's skipper, Sabri Tchelebioglu, and four others were thrown clear of the submarine, and survived. The...

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