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INVESTIGATION OF THE SINKING OF THE

SUBMARINE “S-4”

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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

PURSUANT TO

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S. Res. 205
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL
AFFAIRS TO INVESTIGATE THE SINKING OF

THE SUBMARINE “S-4"

APRIL 27 to MAY 26, 1928

Printed for the use of the Committee on Naval Affairs

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COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS

FREDERICK HALE, Maine, Chairman TASKER L. ODDIE, Nevada.

CLAUDE A. SWANSON, Virginia. PETER NORBECK, South Dakota.

PETER G. GERRY, Rhode Island. SAMUEL M. SHORTRIDGE, California. PARK TRAMMELL, Florida. JESSE H. METCALF, Rhode Island.

EDWIN S. BROUSSARD, Louisiana. THOMAS D. SCHALL, Minnesota.

EDWARD I. EDWARDS, New Jersey. ROBERT B. HOWELL, Nebraska.

C. C. DILL, Washington. FREDERICK STEIWER, Oregon.

DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts.
CHARLES W. WATERMAN, Colorado. MILLARD E. TYDINGS, Maryland.

RODNEY E. MARSHALL, Clerk
CARL H. SCHMIDT, Assistant Clerk

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON SENATE RESOLUTION 205

TASKER L. ODDIE, Nevada, Chairman REDERICK STEIWER, Oregon.

PETER G. GERRY, Rhode Island.

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INVESTIGATION OF SINKING OF THE SUBMARINE “S-4"

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1928

UNITED STATES SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON NAVAL AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to the call of the chairman, at 3 o'clock p. m., in the room of the committee, in the Capitol, Senator Tasker L. Oddie presiding.

Present, Senators Oddie (chairman), Steiwer, and Gerry.

The subcommittee had under consideration S. Res. 205, which is here printed in full, as follows:

Resolution

Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs or a duly authorized subcommittee thereof is hereby authorized and directed to make a full and complete investigation of the sinking of the submarine S-4 in collision on December 17, 1927, with the United States Coast Guard destroyer Paulding off the Massachusetts coast, and the rescue and salvage operations carried on by the United States Navy subsequent thereto, and to report thereon to the Senate as soon as practicable, giving the results of its investigation and with such recommendations as it deems advisable. For the purposes of this resolution such committee or subcommittee is authorized to hold hearings, to sit and act at such times and places, to employ such experts and clerical, stenographic, and other assistance, to require by subpæna or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths, and to take such testimony and make such expenditures as it deems advisable. The cost of such stenographic service to report such hearings shall not be in excess of 25 cents per hundred words. The expenses of such committee or subcommittee, which shall not be in excess of $10,000, shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

STATEMENT OF COMMANDER J. H. HOOVER, UNITED STATES

NAVY

Senator ODDIE. The committee will come to order. I requested the Secretary of the Navy to detail an officer who is familiar with the record of the proceedings in the naval court of inquiry on the S-4 disaster, and Commander J. H. Hoover was immediately detailed to the committee. The idea is to start the hearings with a report on the accident, the conditions surrounding it, and an account of the proceedings of the naval court. Commander Hoover, will you make a statement?

Commander Hoover. On the afternoon of December 17, 1927, the submarine S-4 was conducting standardization runs on a mile Course near Provincetown, maintained by the Navy. These runs were for the purpose of obtaining a curve of revolutions and speed for use in tactical and general work. All ships of the Navy are required to have these data.

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