ARMY & NAVY: Again, S-4


The findings of the Navy's court of inquiry on the S-4 disaster, issued last week, were divided into three parts.

a) They found "jointly responsible" for the collision the commanding officers of both ships—dead Lieut. Commander Roy K. Jones of the gored submarine and living Lieut. Commander John S. Baylis of the Coast Guard destroyer Paulding.

b) They found that the Navy would do well to publish more careful charts, to operate submarines less obscurely, to study and acquire better safety and rescue devices.

c) They found, finally, this seeming paradox: that Rear Admiral Frank H. Brumby had been demonstrated unfit...

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