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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Apr 2024 8:54 p.m. PST

In one of the more dramatic duels at sea during the Battle of the Atlantic, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spencer attacked, boarded, and sank a convoy-stalking U-boat.

USNI: link

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2024 9:29 a.m. PST

They were excellent and quite handsome ships.

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2024 5:35 p.m. PST

I wondered if the movie, The Enemy Below, was inspired by this action, but Wikipedia says The Enemy Below had a historical precedence of the destroyer escort, USS Buckley, ramming a U-boat.

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