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
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command