ARMY & NAVY: In Bias Bay


One evening last week the little U. S. gunboat Fulton, carrying a complement of 186 officers and men under Commander Harry D. McHenry, was cruising in as ugly a bit of water as lies off the coast of China. Bias Bay, 50 miles northeast of Hongkong, is notorious as a base of operations for Chinese pirates. A high sea and an incoming fog made it more unwholesome than usual. At 6:35 p. m. the officers were at mess when an exhaust gasket on one of the Fulton's Diesel engines blew...

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