Sunday, January 29, 2006

Revealing WWII Sub's Secrets

Janeiro 26, 2006

HACKENSACK, N.J. - Three safes aboard as World War Two-era submarine docked in Hackensack have yielded more trove than treasure.

It took world champion safecracker Jeff Sitar about 24 minutes to crack the safes aboard the U-S-S Ling.
Inside were three training manuals, two .45-caliber bullets, carbon paper and pennies.

Two safes still need to be unlocked.

The New Jersey Naval Museum turned to Sitar because they didn't want to blow the safes open. He uses his senses of hearing, touch and sight to manipulate the tumblers.

The Ling has been berthed at the museum since 1972. The sub never saw action and was en route to the Pacific when Japan surrendered.

The sub was decommissioned in 1971.



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