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THE LAUNCHING OF THE BODY

than was to be expected had the body been floating half immersed in the sea for some days.
Later on I got a more detailed account from a member of the ship's company-1 got it at secondhand and, as my go-between was a journalist by profession, the picture that is conjured up by his account is much more vivid than anything that I could record. I therefore give it just as I received it:
As the Seraph slid from the shadow of her depot ship and down the Clyde, the commander-he was only twenty-nine-saluted from the conning tower, then went below.
Of the five officers and fifty ratings on board, only he knew the secret of his odd piece of cargo.
Wisecracks
The cylindrical metal canister now rested in a forward chamber of the submarine.
Because of its weight and shape, the six ratings who manceuvred it into place joked about "John Brown's body." And there was many a wisecrack about "our new shipmate, Charlie."
To-day, ten years later, those fifty ex-members of the Seraph's crew will be shaken to learn how close to the truth they were.
They had been told in the briefing for the trip that the metal canister contained a secret weather-reporting device to be floated experimentally off the coast of Spain. It was actually marked "Handle with Care-Optical Instruments -for special F.O.S. shipment."
For ten days the Seraph sailed and her crew saw nothing of the sun. Surfacing only at night, she was off Huelva, on the south-west coast of Spain, undetected and according to schedule, on April 30.

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