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Jun 17, 1944

TBF aircraft from Composite Squadron Ninety Five (VC 95) from USS Croatan (CVE 25) damaged German submarine U 853 in the North Atlantic. On 6 May 1945, USS Atherton (DE 169) and USS Moberly (PF 63) sank U 853 off Block Island, 41º 13N, 71º 27W. During her service, U 853 sank two US vessels: USS Eagle (PE 56), 23 Apri 1945 and merchant Black Point on 5 May 1945.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-06-17

Tags: Submarine, 1944

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