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U-848 under attack...

German Navy

U-848 under attack...

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...from a very low flying aircraft. German submarine U-848 was a long-range Type IX, with four bow and two stern torpedo tubes. On 2 November 1943, she torpedoed and sank the unescorted British steamship Baron Semple, a freighter, NW of Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic. All hands were lost. She was intercepted on 5 November 1943, off the coast of Brazil, by the United States Navy aircraft PB4Y Privateer from Patrol Bombing Squadron VB-107. She was depth charged and sunk.

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3/25/2018

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