U Boat, Baltic Sea, Laboe, Mecklenburg, Historically


It was said to be the briefest command in naval history.  In a solemn ceremony Commander William Clark, handed command of the Swordfish over to Commander David Hayes.   Whereupon the new skipper instructed the helmsman to, “Take us to port.”   He probably should have given an exact coarse instead.


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