Luther B. Treadaway
of Navarro County, Texas
|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
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
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
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