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|151k||U-977 tied up at Mar Del Plata Naval Base, July 1945.||Photographer unknown. Image from 75 Anniversary edition of La Capital newspaper, May 1980, page 97, courtesy of Daniel Mesa for Carlos Mey via Robert Hurst.|
|137k||U.S. Navy destroyer escort Baker (DE-190) and surrendered German submarine U-977 at Wilmington, Delaware, 19-20 November 1945. Baker escorted U-977 during November and part of December 1945 to various U.S. East Coast ports as a part of a Victory Loan drive.||Photo by Joseph Uhelsky MoMM 3c, U.S. Navy via Robert Hurst.|
|633k||U-977 spruced up to take part in a Victory Tour of the Eastern Seaboard - November 1945.||USN Photo # 80-G-703417 courtesy of uboatarchive.net|
|276k||"A standard steam-type torpedo fired by the modern U.S. Navy Submarine Atule (SS-403) strikes the captured German Submarine U-977…..off Cape Cod, 13 November 1946……It was sunk under a Tri-Party agreement between the U.S., Britain and Russia".||Photo & text courtesy of rubylane.com., inspired by Jim Corcoran.|
|157k||U-977 bites the dust from the Atule (SS-403), a short distance away.||USN Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|NR||SEA RAIDER’S END
Struck by a steam torpedo fired from the United States Navy submarine Atule (SS-403), the former German submarine U-977 exploded at sea, 40 miles east of Cap Cod, during firing tests made yesterday. The experiment was conducted under the tri-partlte agreement which permits the Allies to keep captured German or Jap submarines for a time for study before sinking them. The sinking of the 740-ton sub was described as a "test of our offensive weapons" and was "highly successful." The undersea craft was reported to have gone down less than a minute after being hit. This spectacular shot at the moment of the explosion was made by Anthony Camerano, Associated Press staff photographer.
Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Photo & text by Evening Star.[volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, 14 November 1946, Image 3, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
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