Reburial for sub inventor
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.