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Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

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Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Steven R. Schwankert

Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off the Chinese coast. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down. Of the twenty-six who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using an early form of diving equipment: five of them made it safely to the surface in the first escape of this kind in submarine history and became heroes. The incident was then ... Read more


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