National Affairs: S-51

Impeded by rough weather which kept cranes in shelter miles away from the spot where the submarine S-51 was sunk off Block Island in collision with the coastwise steamer City of Rome, the would-be rescuers of any sailors alive in the sunken submarine lost hope. Two divers sent down each succeeded in entering the battery room hatch and each brought up the body of a seaman.

After the submarine had been at the bottom 113 hours (72 hours is supposed to be the safety limit for men within such a ship), Rear Admiral Christy...

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