USS Skill (AM 115)
Minesweeper of the Auk class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||American Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1941|
|Launched||22 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||17 Nov 1942|
|Lost||25 Sep 1943|
|Loss position||40° 20'N, 14° 35'E|
The American minesweeper USS Skill (AM 115) lost on 25 Sep 1943 in position 40° 20'N, 14° 35'E.
USS Skill (Lcmdr Edward Julius Kevern USNR) sinks after being torpedoed by the German submarine U-593 in Salerno Gulf in position 40º20'N, 14º35'E. 72 were killed, including the commanding officer and only 31 survived, all were wounded; these survivors were rescued by USS Seer and USS Speed.
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Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the USS Skill|
Commands listed for USS Skill (AM 115)
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|1||Lcmdr Edward Julius Kevern, USNR||17 Nov 1942||25 Sep 1943|
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