Ships hit during WWI

USS Cassin

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

U-boat attacks on Destroyer Cassin

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


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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