HYBRID - The Heroic and Tragic Story of the Twin Submarines Squalus and Sculpin
Monday, January 91:15—3:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Presented by Bob Begin, US Army Veteran and Naval Historian.
This program is in partnership with the Lexington Veterans Association.
This story follows twin submarines USS Squalus and USS Sculpin from their launch in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1938 to their dramatic destinies in the Pacific in World War II. The Squalus sank during a test dive in May 1939, but thirty-three trapped crewmen were saved thanks to the revolutionary use of the McCann diving bell. The Sculpin played an important role in that historic rescue, following which the Squalus was salvaged and rechristened the Sailfish.
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