National Geographic : 1941 Jun
Official Photograph U.S.Navy Like a Brood of Grim, Black Sea Monsters, a Squadron of Submarines HoversBeside Its Mother Ship After long cruises the "pig boats" (page 695) return to their "mother" for food, fuel, and repairs. The tenderisafloating machine shop and department store, ready to fix an aching tooth, a broken bearing, or balky radio, and to supply fresh water, toothpaste, or chevronsfor anewly promoted seaman. Flung over the rail of this mother ship, U.S .S . Holland, are hammocks, mattresses, and blankets, for the orders on this sunny day are"Air bedding."