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Posted March 09. 2018 3:34PM

Amsterdam sailor among last to get out alive as submarine sinks off Portsmouth

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USS Squalus salvaged sits in drydock (U.S. Navy)

Donato “Danny” Persico of Broad Street on Amsterdam's South Side was one of 33 survivors rescued from the newly-constructed submarine U.S.S. Squalus, which sank on May 23, 1939 when valves malfunctioned during a test dive off Portsmouth, New Hampshire.