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Attack Narratives Abgara Afoundria Amazone Andrew Jackson Anglo-Canadian Astrea Athelqueen Barbara Bloody Marsh Cape of Good Hope Cardonia Carmen Catahoula Charles Racine Cheerio Cherry Valley Cities Service Empire City of Alma Clan Skene Colabee Comol Rico Cygnet Darina Daytonian Delfina Delisle Delmundo Derryheen Domino Eclipse Esparta Esso Gettysburg Esso Baton Rouge Esso Boston Everalda Everelza […]

SS Fort Qu’Appelle rescued 24, maiden voyage, sunk U-135/Praetorius 17 May 1942, 34 men rescued Canada, 13 KIA

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Fort Qu’Appelle   Smiling survivors of Fort Qu’Appelle, with much to be grateful for, aboard HMCS Melville on 20 May 1942 after they had been sunk with the loss of 13 crewmates on a maiden voyage.   Source:               The British steamship Fort Qu’Appelle was built in the North Sands […]

SS Fort Binger torpedoed, damaged by U-588/Vogel 17 May 1942,Free French crew tried to ram, fought sub off

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Fort Binger     Free French flag, Source:               The steam ship Fort Binger was ordered in July of 1917 and delivered by shipyard Craig, Taylor and Company Limited of Stockton-on-Tees, UK in June 1919. In 1942 at the time of this attack she was owned by William Thompson and […]

HMCS Cornwallis sunk off Mt. Desert Maine in Dec 1944 by U1230/Hilbig; 43 perished

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Cornwallis     SS Cornwallis under her previous name of Canadian Transporter. Source: State Library of New South Wales, Australia.             The Cornwallis was a steam ship of 5,458 gross tons which was the 20th ship built by J. Coughlan and Sons of Vancouver, BC. Originally from launch in 1921 her […]

SS Cherokee under Twiggs E. Brown sunk by U-87/Berger on 15 June 1942 off Cape Cod, loss of 86 lives.

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Cherokee   SS Cherokee, showing the side where two torpedoes from U-87 struck her in June, 1941. Courtesy of the Rich Turnwald collection, Source:             The loss of the steamship Cherokee in convoy off Cape Cod is remarkable as the casualty with the most deaths of any loss in New England […]

SS Black Point sunk Point Judith RI last week of WWII vs. Germans by U-853 off Point Judith, Rhode Island May 5, 1945

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Black Point   SS Black Point as the Fairmont, from the US Navy Historical Center Photograph #NH70454. Source:               The coal carrying steam ship Black Point was built at the New York Ship Building Corporation of Camden NJ in 1918 as the Fairmont for Coastwise Transportation Incorporated of Boston. The […]

MV Berganger, sunk by U-578/Rehwinkel 2 June 1942 SE of Block Island, 42 men 1 girl rescued various boats

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Berganger     Source: Bjørn Milde’s postcard collection.               The Norwegian cargo ship Berganger was ordered in February 1931 for Westfal-Larsen and Company A/S of Bergen, Norway. She was built by the Netherlands Dock and Ship Building Company, or Nederlandsche Dok & Scheepsbouw Mij V o F in Amsterdam and […]

Tanker Atlantic States struck by torpedo from U-879/Manchen on 5 April 1945 off Cape Cod, towed Boston

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Atlantic States     Atlantic States, US-flagged tanker. Source: The Mariner’s Museum, Newport News VA, The steam turbine-propelled tanker Atlantic States was built by the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Chester, Pennsylvania in 1943. She was ordered in January 1941 and owned by the Atlantic Refining Company of Philadelphia, which […]

S/V Angelus, sailing barquentine sunk by U-161/Achilles off New England 19 May 1943; 8 of 10 crew froze

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats of New England: The Angelus   The Angelus, showing her square-rigged masts up forward and the fore-and-aft rigged mast aft. Source:   The Angelus was a large sailing barkentine (bark or barque) built in France which was over 338 gross registered tons and sported three large masts and a bowsprit as long as most […]


U-Boats in New England Starting weeks after Hitler declared war on the United States, 73 German U-Boats sustainably attacked New England waters, from Montauk New York to the tip of Nova Scotia at Cape Sable. More about this book… U-Boats in the Bahamas The untold story of over 250 men who made it ashore in […]