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HMS Thetis sinks... British submarine...



Item # 560042

June 2, 1939

THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland, June 2, 1939 

* HMS Thetis sinks 
* British submarine
 

This 14 page newspaper has a four column headline on the front page: "90 MEN STILL TRAPPED ON BRITISH SUBMARINE; FOUR ESCAPE TO SURFACE" with subheads that include: "Rescue Efforts Speeded Up On Outside Od Ship" and more. (see)

Tells of the lost of the HMS Thetis British submarine. 99 live were lost.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: HMS Thetis was a Group 1 T-class submarine of the Royal Navy which served under two names. Under her first identity, HMS Thetis, she commenced sea trials on 4 March 1939. She sank during trials on 1 June 1939 with the loss of 99 lives. She was salvaged, repaired and recommissioned as HMS Thunderbolt serving in the Atlantic and Mediterranean theatres until she was lost with all hands on 14 March 1943.[1] This makes Thetis one of the few military vessels that have been lost twice with her crew in their service history, like the H. L. Hunley.

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