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USS Eagle found - 7/20/2019 11:23:34 AM   
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Wreckage of PB USS Eagle, the last USN vessel sunk by the Germans in WWII (April 23, 1945) has been located off New England.
Apparently it took decades for the USN to decide it was not sunk by accidental explosion, but by U-853 which was in the area. The U-boat was sunk some days later but no one initially connected it with the Eagle's loss.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/navy-warship-sunk-by-german-sub-in-wwii-finally-located-1.4513963

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RE: USS Eagle found - 7/20/2019 3:43:19 PM   
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Two 4"/50s and one 3"/50. Wouldn't want to get in a fire fight with that.

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RE: USS Eagle found - 7/21/2019 1:33:49 AM   
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It wasn't the USS Eagle. It was USS Eagle PE-56. Better phrased Eagle boat 56 (PE-56). It was a 200ft subchaser built by Henry Ford , too late for WW1. In general the Eagle boats were a failure.

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RE: USS Eagle found - 7/21/2019 1:35:42 AM   
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Two 4"/50s and one 3"/50. Wouldn't want to get in a fire fight with that.

And what about in a PC or SC , the ww2 equivalent? More gun power than a U-boat , and that's all that mattered.

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