World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Scratch the Pigboats

A U-boat pack was somewhere around. Off tootled the old (1919) four-stack destroyer Borie, found a sub. Her straining, aged sides shook as her depth charges burst.

A terse message went back to the task unit's flagship, the U.S.S. Card, an unarmored merchant ship equipped with an aircraft landing deck: "Scratch one pig-boat—am searching for more." The Borie found another huge pigboat on the surface. Cried a signalman: "My God, what is it, the Bremen?" In ten to 30 seconds the Bone's guns swept the sub's deck. The destroyer leaped forward to ram,...

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