AT SEA: Kattegat Torpedoings

AT SEA Kattegat Torpedoings

Danish coastguardsmen with good eyes and ears might have seen and heard, about 11 p.m. one night last week, a most unusual sight eight miles off the Skaw (Denmark's northeast tip) in the dangerous shoal-and mine-strewn waters of the Kattegat (cat's throat). It was a submarine, stalking prey, but its nationality was not German. It was British. Prey was the 4,947-ton freighter Heddernheim, not neutral but German, homebound from Narvik, Norway with a cargo of precious Swedish iron ore.

While clouds and the broad March moon made dangerous patterns on...

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