That Sinking Feeling

One of the country's newest submarines, the S-27, visits Tacoma in July, 1926, along with several warships, skippered by Lt. Carlye Craig. The 219-foot long submarine carried a crew of four officers and 39 enlisted men. It was capable of reaching depths of 300 feet. 38 members of the Tacoma Engineers Club were lucky enough to tour the bottom of Commencement Bay, 50 feet below the surface, courtesy of the S-27 on July 1st. Most of the engineers concurred with the opinion of a relieved member who was happy to take the tour but happier to be once again on top of the water and breathing in fresh air.

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