Amazing pictures show how salvage failed as success seemed certain. Wrecked submarine shows above surface?
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., U.S.A.: Gen. & semi air views of Salvage Fleet over spot where 'Squalus' sank. Side view of Salvage Boat 'Falcon'. CU Admiral Cole. Pan of activity on deck of Falcon. CU diving gear & hose. CU Lieut. Naquin. CU air view sister Sub. 'Sculpin' No. 191. Diagram showing cross section of the Squalus. Gen. view & CU S-51 in drydock (old-time salvaged sub). Gen. view S-4 coming up.. (salvaged in 1927). Gen. air view Salvage Fleet at work. Elev. view man adjusting hose pan hose to water. Semi view buoys. Diagram of intended raising operations. Side view men putting vent-valves on pontoon. CU adjusting vent-valves. Top view & semi top views lowering diver into water. Semi top view men working on top of pontoon. CU air out of manifold. CU man tightening valve on pontoon nearly submerged. CU man at 'pipe organ' (air-manifold) CU man goes under water on pontoon. Gen. air view & CU air view bubbles appear on water. Diagram of pontoons going down. Gen. view hooking air line to Sculpin. Tilt up of air line hooked to Sculpin. Gen. air view air line hooked to Sculpin. Gen. view Falcon & bubbles on water. Gen. view Tug Sagamore. Tilt up Airlines running from Falcon. Side view Falcon..lines overboard. Side view bubbles appear on water. Semi view first two pontoons (7 & 8) appear on surface of 'boiling' water. CU pan entangled airlines. Gen. view crew boarding pontoons to close valves. Angle view men looking up to Commander. CU Commander looking down. CU hand on manifold. Semi view 2nd two pontoons (9 & 10) come up in 'boiling' water. Semi view bow of Squalus (192) appears on surface for moment & disappears. Semi view Squalus disappears into sea. Semi view pan pontoons floating on surface. Air view Salvage Fleet over site in sun.
Navy - Active; United States of America; Failures; Ships and Boats; Submarines
Background: Amazing pictures show how salvage failed as success seemed certain. Wrecked submarine shows above surface for brief moment and then clips back to depths.