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Mar 10, 1943

USS Savannah (CL 42) and USS Eberle (DD 430) intercepted German blockade runner Karin in the South Atlantic, 400 miles northwest of Ascension Island. While gathering intelligence documents on board, Eberle’s boarding party suffered seven killed and two wounded when the scuttling charges on board the vessel exploded. Savannah took on board the German survivors as POWs.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

More Information: 

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-03-10

Tags: Cruiser, Destroyer, US Navy

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