Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

1942:  May 9:  Sinking of German U-boat, U-352

On May 9, 1942, U.S. Coast Guard cutter, USCGC Icarus (WPC-110), sank German (Type VIIC) U-boat, U-352, in the North Atlantic, south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.  Thirty-three crewmembers survived.  The German submarine did not sink any Allied vessels during World War II.    

Image:  80-G-41303:  German U-boat, U-352, May 1942.  German prisoners brought ashore at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina.  Offiical U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.