Mystery Questions of the Week for 3-6-2009
Most of us could quickly find humor in these period German post cards (M.E. has hidden the sub's identification and location). Undoubetdly, however, these were sailors of uncommon courage.
The upper card was sent to a young lady in 1913, with the following handwritten description:
This is a Torpedo boat. Other words a Submarine (name). This little ship will dive under water and go many miles and come up again and shoot a torpedo and blow up the incoming ships. - (illegible), USMC
1 ) - What U.S. submarine was this (name and hull number)?
2 ) - In what body of water were these scenes recorded?
3 ) - During WW1 what happened to a CO of this submarine?
4 ) - Considering the fates of later submarines with this name, are submariners superstitious?
Submarines are always silent and strange.
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