World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Heroics Without Headlines

Last week's compilation of ship sinkings showed that from Jan. 1, 1942 to Oct. 1, 490 Allied ships had been sunk in the western and south Atlantic by Axis submarines; from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20 only 65 more. This notable success in the Battle of the Atlantic was not gained in any single thrilling action. The following account of the labors of a U.S. convoy vessel (given with a fictitious name) tells something of how that success has been won:

The U.S.S. Angry turned her snub, sea-battered nose out into the grey...

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