Sinking of U-405
1943: November 1: Sinking of German U-boat, U-405
On November 1, 1943, USS Borie (DD-215) rammed and sank German (Type VIIC) U-boat, U-405, in the North Atlantic, north of the Azores. As a result of the ramming, Borie was so badly damaged that she was scuttled the following day after a failed attempt to tow her to port. U-405 sank five Allied vessels, including the American merchant ship, SS Wade Hampton, on February 28, 1943.
Image: 80-G-43655: Sinking of German U-boat, U-405. Artwork by U.S. Coast Guard Warrant Boatswain Hunter Wood. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collection of the National Archives.