Show Notes: The S-5

Tracy Wilson

United States Navy Submarine USS S-5 launching in 1920. Photo by Arkivi/Getty Images

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.

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For more knowledge: How Submarines Work

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