BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Open Season

It was not only Allied ships that settled, torpedo-riddled, to the muddy floors of the world's seaways.

In a dense fog somewhere off the St. Lawrence last week the Canadian destroyer Assiniboine, her starboard deck ablaze, rammed and sank a German sub after twelve hours of close-range fighting on the surface. The Canadians saw the Nazi commander killed in his conning tower by a 4.7-inch shell. As the battered Assiniboine closed in to ram, one of its depth charges landed directly on the sub's narrow deck, rolled off, and exploded beneath the...

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