A Short Play
By Jim Dalglish
On December 17, 1927 the USS Paulding rammed the USS S-4 Submarine a quarter mile off Woods End Light near Provincetown, Massachusetts. The submarine sank to the ocean floor in 100 feet of water.
Of the 42 mean on board, 6 fled into the torpedo room and managed to survive for four days as emergency crews tried to rescue them. This is the story of the last hours of the S-4.