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Score Another for the Subs

The crew of the submarine is firing the deck gun at a target
Caption: DUE TO POOR CONDITION, THE ORIGINAL PAINTING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR TRAVELING EXHIBITION. HOWEVER, A FULL SIZE REPRODUCTION CAN BE PROVIDED
Description: Painting, Oil and Acrylic on Board; by Thomas Hart Benton; 1943; Framed Dimensions 42H X 54W
Accession #: 88-159-BN as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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USS Dorado firing on a derelict cargo ship for target practice during its shakedown cruise, summer 1943. Following its commissioning in the fall of that year, Dorado sailed for the Canal Zone, but never arrived. Air searches discovered oil slicks and widely scattered debris, but no specific identification was made. A German submarine was known to be operating in the area, but the actual fate of Dorado is unknown. 

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