Submariner rises to top
THE remains of a German-American who invented the first submarine able to dive and resurface by itself were exhumed in a Panamanian cemetery Thursday and will be reburied alongside US war veterans near the Panama Canal.
Julius Kroehl’s remains were dug up with help from the US Embassy, which said authorities will also seek to confirm the identity of the remains and establish a cause of death.
Kroehl built his submarine from parts brought from New York to search for pearls off Panama’s Pacific coast during the 19th century. He died in 1867 aged 47.