Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

1944:  July 5:   Sinking of German U-boat, U-233

On July 5, 1944, the U.S. Navy destroyer escorts, USS Thomas (DE-102) and USS Baker (DE-190), from Task Group 22.5, sank German (Type XB) U-boat, U-233, off Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Image:  80-G-700006:  German submarine U-233 about to be rammed by USS Thomas (DE-102) in the North Atlantic, July 6, 1944.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.