Scotland Yard was called in by the British Admiralty last week to clear up what looked like dirty work in the Royal Navy. The Yard had ten cases to solve:
1) H.M.A.S. Sydney (a 14,000-ton aircraft carrier): six loose steel bolts clogged the gearbox of the main engine in December 1948.
2) H.M. Submarine Trenchant: one of the main oil pipes was blocked with rag in January 1949.
3) H.M.S. Illustrious (23,000-ton aircraft carrier): highly inflammable magnesium signal flares were found in boiler room in May 1950.
4) H.M. Submarine Trenchant: a mysterious explosion in the batteries injured four seamen at sea off...