Re­burial for sub in­ven­tor

The Southland Times - - World -

The re­mains of a Ger­man-Amer­i­can who in­vented the first sub­ma­rine, pic­tured, able to dive and resur­face by it­self have been ex­humed in Panama. Julius Kroehl’s re­mains were dug up from a ceme­tery yes­ter­day with help from the US Em­bassy. They are to be re­buried along­side US war vet­er­ans near the Panama Canal. Kroehl built his sub­ma­rine from parts brought from New York to search for pearls off Panama’s Pa­cific coast dur­ing the 19th cen­tury. Records say he died at 47 of malaria, but some sus­pect he died of de­com­pres­sion sick­ness. He was buried in 1867, and his grave was re­dis­cov­ered in 2005.

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