The Loss of the Ticonderoga
(See Page 185, February, 1939, Proceedings)
Lieutenant Commander Roland E. Krause, U. S. Navy.—After reading the article under discussion, my attention was drawn to the photographs accompanying it. In particular, I noted under the picture on page 179 the words, “Its occupants were forced to hold up their hands at the point of revolvers.” One glance sufficed to show that these words did not agree with the picture, for only one man, the coxswain, has one hand raised, and he looks more as if he were hailing the submarine or acknowledging receipt of an order. Moreover, in the article, the author states that only one man in the boat was unwounded, whereas all the men in this picture appear to be hale and hearty.
As the authenticity of this picture appeared questionable, I sent the pictures for comment to Commander Adolf Franz, German Navy (Retired), who commanded U-152 on the occasion in question. Commander Franz denies that this picture is what it purports to be and for the following reasons: