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80-G-49166 Capture of German Submarine U-505

Photo #: 80-G-49166  Capture of German Submarine U-505
Title: Capture of German Submarine U-505
Description: 4 June 1944 The first boat from USS Pillsbury (DE-133) approaches the U-505, which is still underway, though abandoned by her crew. Pillsbury's boarding party faced the risk that U-505 might blow up at any moment, in accordance with the usual German abandonment tactics. Note the DE in the upper right background and Chief Petty Officer standing ready with a boarding hook in the boat's bow. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-49166
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