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1129

TBY

Dagwood v Bluejay

Do you think we can capture this guy?

TBS

Jumbo v Frenchy

We lost a torpedo out there.

v Jumbo

How long ago did you fire?

Jumbo v Frenchy

Approximately 5 minutes ago. Stay clear of water astern. Get ahead of his beam. Submarine is abandoning ship. Submarine is sinking.

Pirate v Dagwood

You circle the vicinity of submarine at a distance of about 2 miles and search for anymore submarines in the area.

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TBS

Pirate v Dagwood

Did you get that transmission?

Dagwood v Pirate

Wilco.

1130

TBS

Dagwood v Jumbo

Request permission to put party aboard and take submarine in tow. Over.

v Dagwood

We have taken care of that. We have a boat to rail. Over.

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VHF

Frisky 1 & 7 v Candy

Go down to altitude and look in water for survivors.

v Frisky 7

Wilco.

v Frisky 1

Roger. Several life boats and men in water.

More still diving in. Leaving in yellow boats.

- about 24.

Frisky 1 & 7 v Candy

Roger.

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TBS

Jumbo v Dagwood

Start picking up survivors.

v Jumbo

Wilco…

Questions to Consider

1.

How much time passed from the point when “Frisky 1” spotted the submarine until the order was given by “Jumbo” to pick up any survivors?

2.

Who first noticed that the Germans were surrendering?

3.

Why did the Americans think the submarine was submerging again?

Citation

http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-505CommunicationsLog.htm

Boarding and Examining the U-505

Read the excerpt from Captain Gallery’s oral interview about the boarding of U505, then view the pictures and complete the questions to consider.

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