Sub­mariner rises to top

The Observer - - WORLD -

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.

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