Dec 29, 1942
USS Wasmuth (DMS 15) eventually sank after two of her depth charges exploded two days after Christmas during a gale, 35 miles off Scotch Cape, the southwest point of Unimak Island, Aleutians. After the explosion, USS Ramapo (AO 12) came alongside in the heavy seas and heroically rescued Wasmuth’s crew and two passengers.
Theater: Pacific Theater
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command