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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jan 2019 5:47 p.m. PST

On an overcast Halloween night, the USS Borie fought one of the Battle of the Atlantic's most dramatic one-on-one brawls, only for her crew then to struggle in 40-foot seas keep their ship afloat.

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William Warner11 Jan 2019 6:52 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing this, Bill. As a former USN radioman it sent chills up my spine reading of their ordeal. I tip my white hat to them.

Joep123 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 7:58 p.m. PST

fantastic story,
Thanks for sharing Bill.

Dn Jackson11 Jan 2019 10:17 p.m. PST

Good article about brave men. I wish it would have gone into detail about the fate of the sub's crew.

Fitzovich12 Jan 2019 8:21 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting. It was a very interesting piece.

Lion in the Stars12 Jan 2019 10:06 p.m. PST

@William Warner: Yeah, I was getting chills, too!

Impressively well fought on both sides. Shame about the difficulties rescuing crew at the end.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 8:29 p.m. PST

I had a girlfriend whose 30-year Navy veteran uncle served on the Borie. Wore a DD-215 baseball cap and all. He had no end of stories.

ptdockyard19 Jan 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

I read this when I was 11 in an anthology of naval stories. The first 1/1200 Alnavco destroyer in my US fleet was the Borie (bought in 1972) and I still have her.

Here she is after the battle.

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