Eight Bells and All's Well. The main difficulty with the second mission, then scheduled for 11 August, was the weather, which was predicted to be good until 9 August but bad for at least five days starting on 10 August. At the time, the commanding officer and his crew probably thought that this episode would go down as just another example of the sort of ribald tomfoolery that sailors had engaged in since time immemorial, one that would elicit considerable mirth and envy among their fellow submariners. Spanish American War Centennial Website. The Task Group's brilliant achievement in disabling, capturing, and towing to a United States base a modern enemy man-of-war taken in combat on the high seas is a feat unprecedented in individual and group bravery, execution, and accomplishment in the Naval History of the United States. The two men surveyed the disaster area, where 1, tons of munitions had exploded and men had lost their lives.
Once this was complete, she transited the Atlantic and returned to Norfolk, arriving back on 27 June
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Croix, where she completed her Mk. U left Lorient on 11 February on her second patrol. U at the Museum of Science and Industry. She subsequently deployed to the Western Atlantic for over two months of operations on 15 April, and did not resurface until 28 June, when she sailed into port at Faslane, Scotland 28 June-2 July. Held responsible for a surprise attack on a U. Zschech was replaced as commander by Oblt. Groves, among others, felt that Parsons had a tendency to fill positions with Naval officers.
During this exercise, Finback crossed the Arctic Circle. Although she would not be directly involved in the U. Stevenson assented to this idea. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Spear 30 May-8 June. Retrieved 24 July It was decided to use her as a target for gunnery and torpedo practice until she sank.