German submarine U-505 captured by Americans in the sea

submarine U-505


The German submarine U-505 captured by the Americans in the sea.
Sailors from the American destroyer “Pillsbury” (USS Pillsbury) provide towing of the submarine.

The U-505 submarine was captured on June 4, 1944, 150 miles from the coast of Western Sahara by US escort destroyers USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope from the group “Task force 22.3” with the assistance of the F4F aircraft from the escort aircraft carrier “Guadalcanal” (USS Guadalcanal).
During this operation, one member of the crew of the U-505 submarine died, 59 others were rescued. Together with the submarine, the cipher tables and secret logs fell into the hands of the Americans, which made a significant contribution to the deciphering of communications between German submarines.

The U-505 was towed to Bermuda and thoroughly investigated. After the war, it was exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, USA), where it is exhibited today.

 

 

Location: Atlantic Ocean
Date: June 4, 1944

In : 1944

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