FRANCE: Submarine Down

Among the British navy's best little ships in World War II was the submarine Sportsman. Once, after waiting days for an enemy ship to come out of an Aegean harbor, she went right up to the boom, sent a spread of torpedoes through the harbor gates and sank her. By war's end the Sportsman had accounted for 31,000 tons of enemy shipping. This year the British turned her over to the French navy as a training ship. The French made a lady out of the Sportsman, rechristened her La Sibylle.

Last week La Sibylle, commanded by 32-year-old Lieut. Gustave Curot,...

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