Submarine K-5 Missing/Found
Luther B. Treadaway
of Navarro County, Texas


Navarro County WWI Index


Submarine K-5 Still Missing

Blooming Grove Boy Is Machinist’s Mate on Lost Vessel

Charleston, S.C. Jan. 31, 1916—No reports of the whereabouts of the submarine K-5l, which was lost in the fog early Sunday morning off this port, was made public by the navy yard at noon.

Several naval vessels are now making a search for the lost submarine.

Among the members of the crew was Machinist’s Mate L. B. Treadaway of Blooming Grove, Navarro county, Texas.

Submarine K-5 Reported Safe

Vessel Had Proceeded South—No Assistance Needed

Washington, Feb. 1, 1916—United States submarine K-5 is safe and proceeding under its own steam for Key West, according to a wire received by Navy Department from the searching torpedo boat Sterrett, near Miami, Fla. There have been no casualties on board and no assistance was needed. The submarine is due to reach Key West tonight.

The K-5 has been missing since early Sunday morning, at which time the other vessels in the squadron which was proceeding to southern water, put in at Charleston, S. C. The K-5 was found to be missing and immediate search was instituted by torpedo boats, submarine tenders, revenue cutters and other government craft in an effort to locate the missing under-sea boat, but the dense fog which prevailed in that region rendered the search fruitless, and there was some anxiety felt as to the safety of the K-5.—

Much interest was manifested here over the missing submarine over the fact that a Navarro county boy, L. B. Treadaway, of Blooming Grove, was a member of the crew of the K-5, being machinist’s mate. It will be good news to his many friends here to know that the vessel has turned up with all on board safe and sound.\


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