Submarine S-5

This forum is to discuss aircraft and vessels, military or otherwise.

Moderators: Niner Delta, joseyclosey

Post Reply
User avatar
Niner
Site Admin
Posts: 9878
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Alabama

Submarine S-5

Post by Niner » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:27 pm

A hundred years ago the submarine went on a readiness cruise. Then there was an emergency dive as a training thing but.....somebody forgot to shut an important valve. The captain did the best reaction things he could and the ship ended up nose down with the stern above the surface. The they managed to cut a hole in the hull and wave a t shirt on a pole and attract some help to cut them out.


https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/projects ... story.html

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
Attachments
cook.jpg
one.jpg
User avatar
Niner
Site Admin
Posts: 9878
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2003 1:00 pm
Location: Lower Alabama

Re: Submarine S-5

Post by Niner » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:36 pm

The commander must have not received praise for his cool headed actions because the rest of the 1920's he was the second in command of a submarine tender. But...his fortunes rose with WWII and ended up as commander of the 7th Fleet in the Pacific at the end of WWII.

When asked by the board of inquiry if there should be blame or commendation for the crews action the captain said.
Attachments
testimony.jpg
Post Reply