Tuesday, February 15, 2011
RANDOM SUBMARINE TIME!
It's random submarine time! Today, our sub is a United States O- class boat named O-12. She was one of the later o-boats, made by the Lake Torpedo boat co. in Bridgeport CT. She was commissioned in October of 1918, less than a month before the end of the First World War, and saw no action. Her military career was largely uneventful, although she did win a medal for accurate gunnery. In 1931, she was sold to a research company for an arctic expedition. The specially modified sub tried to reach its destination but was caught in a storm. But, after another failed attempt she finally reached her destination, filing the Woods Hole Oceanographic society's first report.After the expedition, she was scuttled in a Norwegian fjord outside Bergen, where her wreck lies today.