American A/S trawler
|Completed||1941 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy MA|
|Date of attack||19 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-701 (Horst Degen)|
|Position||Grid CA 79|
|Complement||25 (4 dead and 21 survivors).|
On 9 Oct, 1941, completed as steam trawler Cohasset for R. O´Brien & Co, shortly thereafter requisitioned by the US Navy. First it was planned to convert her to the M/S trawler USS AMc-202, but then converted to the A/S trawler USS YP-389 and used as district patrol vessel.
|Notes on event|
In the early morning on 19 Jun, 1942, U-701 began to shell USS YP-389 about 10 miles off Diamond Head, Cape Hatteras. The Germans rapidly fired all rounds from the ready locker to silence the guns of the armed trawler, hitting the vessel with armour piercing, high explosive and incendiary shells. The ship only could return fire with machine guns because the firing pin in the 3in gun was faulty and sank after one and a half hours.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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