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May 29, 1944

USS Block Island (CVE-21) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-549. During this attack, USS Barr (DE 576) was also damaged. Block Island was the only US Navy aircraft carrier lost in the Atlantic during the Second World War. U-549 was later sunk that night by USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE-686) and USS Ahrens (DE 575).

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

More Information: 

Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-05-29

Tags: Carrier, Escort Carrier, CVE, Destroyer Escort, U-boat

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