Depth charge attack on U-175 by USCGC Spenser, 1943

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Title

Depth charge attack on U-175 by USCGC Spenser, 1943

Subject

Battle of the Atlantic, United States Coast Guard, U-boat attack, Second World War

Description

Image of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Spenser attacking German U-175 with depth charges in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 17, 1943. One of the Coast Guard's largest cutters of the time, it was escorting Convoy HX-233 across the North Atlantic to the United Kingdom. In this image, Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S.C.G.C. Spenser watch the explosion of a depth charge blasting a Nazi U-Boat's attempt to break into the center the large convoy. The depth charge tossed from the 327-foot cutter blew the submarine to the surface, where it was engaged by Coast Guardsmen. Ships of the convoy may be seen in the background."

Creator

Jack Janaury

Source

https://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/spencervsu175.asp

Publisher

United States Coast Guard

Date

17 April 1943

Contributor

Spencer/U-175 file, Coast Guard Historian's Office.

Rights

Taken by an official USCG photographer, this image is in the public domain

Relation

https://www.uscg.mil/history/img/spencer1517_300.jpg

Format

.jpg image, 881 X 691 pixels

Type

Still image

Identifier

Photo No.: 1517, https://www.uscg.mil/history/img/spencer1517_300.jpg

Coverage

North Atlantic Ocean

Files

spencer1517_300 - Copy.jpg

Citation

Jack Janaury, “Depth charge attack on U-175 by USCGC Spenser, 1943,” Norumbega, accessed February 25, 2018, http://norumbega.org/items/show/77.