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17:14 - USCGC Alexander Hamilton (WPG 34) possibly located
The US Coast Guard cutter USCGC Alexander Hamilton, the first US warship sunk in the North Atlantic after the US entered the war, has possibly been located. The ship was sunk on 29 Jan 1942 by U-132 (Vogelsang) when escorting a small convoy to Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelandic media today reports that the Icelandic Coast Guard has inspected a recently spotted oil leak west of Reykjavik that releaved a wreck 99m long, 13m wide and 8m tall (roughly the size of Alexander Hamilton) resting at a depth of 90 meters. The wreck is just a few miles from shore, no dives have yet been performed and this wreck site has until now been unregistered. The survivors of the sinking met in Iceland in 1992 to honor the 50th anniversary of the loss.
19:48 - U-boat commander photos added
Added photos of the following 2 German U-boat commanders of WWII; Hans-Joachim Ernst (U-1022) and Hans Eckermann (U-20 and U-A).
01:26 - New article published
We're added a new article to this site. This one is on convoy operations and is called Convoy HG-73 Reassessment of U-boat attacks during the nights of 25/26 and 26/27 September 1941.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 2477 additions or changes in our databases during August 2009.