SYMHC Classics: The Sinking of the S-5


Steamship Alanthus standing by the submarine S-5 stern on Sept. 2, 1920. Photographed from USS McDougal (DD-54). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph/Public domain

Today's episode is a classic from November 2014. 1920, the S-5 left the Boston Navy Yard on its first mission, with a crew of 36 officers and enlisted men. While performing a crash dive as part of a performance evaluation, the crew found themselves on a sinking vessel.

The original episode is here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-s-5.htm

And the show notes from 2014 are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-sinking-of-the-s-5.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics