I don’t believe I’d heard this before but it is truly a testimonial to what the mind of a submariner can conjure up when not otherwise occupied… not to mention ingenuity!

 

U.S.S. Barb: The Sub That Sank a Train

Early morning July 23, 1945

1:47 A.M. The darkness was shattered by brilliant light and the roar of the explosion. The boilers of the locomotive blew, shattered pieces of the engine blowing 200 feet into the air. Behind it the cars began to accordion into each other, bursting into flame and adding to the magnificent fireworks display.

Five minutes later the saboteurs were lifted to the deck by their exuberant comrades as the Barb turned to slip back to safer waters. Moving at only two knots, it would be a while before the Barb was into waters deep enough to allow it to submerge.

Read the entire story at Veterans Today.

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