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Old 05-31-2010, 07:50 AM
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Default Battle of Pt Judith; WWII U-boat warfare

I only learned about this, maybe 5 years ago.
In the closing days of the European front in WWII, the Germans issued a cease-fire for all naval operations. U-boat 853 never received the orders and torpedoed the coal freighter USS Black Point off of Point Judith, Rhode Island.
Four US Navy warships and two blimps responded to the scene, and tracked down the U-boat, and destroyed it.

Anyone with additional information would be greatly appreciated.

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