FROGMEN

working underwater

Underwater Launching

Almost free, the rubber raft floats upward as the Frogmen work it loose from the deck of the submarine. The boat may have paddles and other equipment lashed inside it ready for use when once it has been taken to the surface and inflated. The boats are inflated with compressed air carried in metal flasks attached to the side of the boat itself. Note the inevitable sheath knife, and that the tanks of compressed air are trying to rise to the surface, pulling against the straps about the body of the swimmer in the foreground of the photo.

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