Saga of the Submarine Squalus
The Saga of the Submarine Squalus
80th Anniversary of the 1939 Rescue & Salvage - a Video Documentary
is a well researched video documentary by Karen Raynes and Mike Garland, showing the rescue, salvage, and rebirth of the submarine Squalus.
- Monday, May 27, 2019, 1 p.m. at American Legion
Post #35 - 69 High St. Hampton
- Tuesday May 28, 2019, 6 p.m. at Lane Memorial
Library - 2 Academy Ave Hampton
It was just an ordinary day on the seacoast of New Hampshire, May 23, 1939, when the Portsmouth Navy Yard-built submarine USS Squalus prepared for her 19th test dive six miles southeast of the Isles of Shoals. During this dive, the main induction valve failed to close and water rushed into the submarine, flooding the aft compartment. She sunk in 240 feet of water; 33 of the 59 crew members would be rescued (shown in picture above). It was the greatest submarine rescue in the history of the United States Navy.
2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the Saga of the Submarine Squalus. In addition to the 2 showings of the video (above), we are planning an exhibit and an event:
- Starting in May there will be an exhibit about the
Squalus in the Military Room at the Tuck Museum.
- Squalus Sunday will be November 10, 2019 at the
Tuck Museum. The video will be shown from 2 -3 p.m.,
with Karen Raynes and Mike Garland present to
answer questions about the making of the Saga of the