We've talked a lot about shipwrecks on the podcast, but not so much about submarine disasters. I can't speak for past hosts, but, for my part, the idea of being stuck in a submarine floundering on the bottom of the ocean is terrifying. So, today, we do our first-ever (that we've been able to find in the archive) full episode on a submarine disaster, but we're starting with one in which everything worked out OK: the S-5.
Our listener mail is from Helen, following our mini-series on China under Chairman Mao.
For more knowledge: How Submarines Work
- Whitman, Edward C. "Those In Peril: The S-5 Incident." Undersea Warfare. US Navy. Issue 23. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/cno/n87/usw/issue_23/s5.htm
- Hill, A.J. "Under Pressure: The Final Voyage of Submarine S-Five." The Free Press. 2002.
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