Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Sinking of German U-boat, U-853, May 6, 1945

While in the North Atlantic, off New London, Connecticut, German (Type IXC) U-boat, U-853, was sunk by Hedgehog depth charges from USS Atherton (DE-69) and USS Moberly (PF-63).  All hands were lost.   Previously, U-853 sank two ships, include USS PE-56 on April 23, 1945.  

Image:  26-G-4451:  Sinking of German U-boat, U-853, May 1945.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.