USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)
American Destroyer escort
|Name||USS Frederick C. Davis (DE 136)|
|Type:||Destroyer escort (Edsall)|
|Completed||1943 - Consolidated Steel Co, Orange TX|
|Owner||United States Navy|
|Date of attack||24 Apr 1945||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-546 (Paul Just)|
|Position||43.52N, 40.15W -|
|Complement||192 officers and men (126 dead and 66 survivors).|
|History||The USS Frederick C. Davis earned the Navy Unit Commendation (at Anzio-Nettuno) and received four battle stars for her WWII service. |
|Notes on event|
The USS Frederick C. Davis was participating in the operation Teardrop, a hunt for snorkel-equipped U-boats in the Western Atlantic and was part of the 4th Escort Division, which screened the American escort carrier USS Bogue in the Southern Surface Barrier.
On 24 Apr, 1945, U-546 discovered the USS Bogue about 570 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland and tried to attack on periscope depth, but the USS Frederick C. Davis discovered the U-boat and prepared herself for an attack. At this moment a Gnat struck forward on the portside. The ship broke in two and sank. The crew abandoned ship and were picked up within three hours by the other escort destroyers of the Division, after they had sunk U-546.
|On board||We have details of 119 people who were on board.|
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