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Documents Captured on German Submarine U-505

Documents Captured on U-505

On 4 June 1944, a hunter-killer group of the US Navy captured the German submarine U-505. This event marked the first time a US Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the nineteenth century. The action took place in the Atlantic Ocean, in Latitude 21-30N, Longitude 19-20W, about 150 miles off the coast of Rio De Oro, Africa. The American force was commanded by Captain Daniel V. Gallery, USN, and comprised the escort Carrier Guadalcanal (CVE-60) and five escort vessels under Commander Frederick S. Hall, USN: Pillsbury (DE-133) Pope (DE-134), Flaherty (DE-135), Chatelain (DE-149), and Jenks (DE-665).

Published:Mon Apr 27 08:55:27 EDT 2015