Hell in 30 Fathoms: The Story of the S-5 by Captain Bill Palmer
DVD +R 35 minutes No ISBN Price: $19.95
The 231-foot long submarine S-5 was built at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire shipyard and was launched on Novermber 10, 1919. She sank on September 1, 1920 during a test dive 50 miles off the Delaware Capes. Captain Cook managed to get the stern of the sub to stick out of the water. He then commanded his crew to drill a small hole in the stern and stick a piece of pipe with a T-shirt out the hole as a signal. A passing ship saw the signal and all 39 men were rescued. When the Navy attempted to tow the submarine it sank in 170 feet of water off the Delaware Capes.
Join Captain Palmer as he relates the saga of the S-5 and explores this rich piece of submarine history.