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NH 69032 HMS H-29

HMS H-29
Title: HMS H-29
Caption: The British submarine H-29 in dry dock after being raised from where she sank after a blunder made by a petty officer, which cost the lives of six men, when he submerged the boat while the hatches were open. At a British court of inquiry, they attributed the disaster to the petty officer's blunder. A four inch pipe was thrust through a hatch, while repair work was under way and that is what prevented the hatch from being closed, allowing the inrush of water, which drowned the men in her hold.
Description: Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1969.
Catalog #: NH 69032
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
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Original Medium: BW Photo
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