Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 23, 1939 USS SQUALUS (SS-192)

From The United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit which is one of the newest entries in the Naval Blogosphere over on the right.

This Day in Diving History -- 23 MAY 2009

Excellent read.

@Huzzah70 (he of the neglected blog "Man O'War Brewery") points out on Twitter that Peter Maas wrote a book on this subject "The Terrible Hours" & that it is worth a read as well.

1 comment:

Taft Hill said...

I was told by my father and grandfather that they were the fishing boat the "Flora D" that was referred to in the book that found the telephone beacon still connected to the sub and called the Coast Guard which help start the rescue. My dad was 9 years old at the time and pulled the phone out of the water. They were near the coast of the Isles of Shoals. Would there be a log of that call somewhere? It seems no one believes their story.