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ANGLES & DANGLES
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: January 14, 2003 11:10PM

J.T. et al:

In mid-February, 1951, the USS PICKEREL (SS-524) the newest GUPPY boat, performed a record-setting hi-speed surfacing maneuver. The Commanding
Officer, CDR. Paul R. Schratz ordered a depth of 500 feet; when that depth was
achieved, he started the maneuver at 18 knots, The Diving fficer commenced blowing all the forward tanks until he could no longer hold the ship on an even keel,
then threw the bow and stern planes on full rise and hung on. It took only microseconds to break the surface; as they came out at 72 degrees. As they emerged, two thirds of the ship--two hundred feet of its length--came clear of the water, then the ship fell back to about periscope depth, coming up the second time on an even keel.

For an interesting read: "SUBMARINE COMMANDER: A Story of` WWII and Korea" by CAPT. Paul R. Schratz, USN (Ret) published by U.S. Naval Institute
Press - 1988.

Regards,

ROBERT M.

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