Ships hit during WWI

USS Cassin

NameUSS Cassin
TypeDestroyer
GRT1,020 tons
Country  American
Built1913
BuilderBath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
OperatorU.S. Navy
History

U-boat attacks on Destroyer Cassin


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Oct 1917U 61 (Victor Dieckmann)DamagedTorpedoed about 20 miles south of Mine Head



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The sole casualty was Gunner’s Mate First Class Osmond Ingram, why was killed while attempting to release the destroyer’s depth charges before U 61’s torpedo struck home. Ingram was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his action. The destroyer USS Osmond Ingram (DD-255) was named in his honor.


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