Allied Warships

USS Skill (AM 115)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAuk 
PennantAM 115 
Built byAmerican Shipbuilding Co. (Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down28 Nov 1941 
Launched22 Jun 1942 
Commissioned17 Nov 1942 
Lost25 Sep 1943 
Loss position40° 20'N, 14° 35'E
History

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.

See also this website (offsite link).

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 25 Sep 1943 by U-593 (Kelbling).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS Skill

Commands listed for USS Skill (AM 115)

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1Lcmdr Edward Julius Kevern, USNR17 Nov 194225 Sep 1943

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