CGC Spencer vs. U-175, 1943
Official Caption: "COAST GUARD CUTTER SINKS SUB: As the convoy sails on in the background, Coast Guardsmen Julius T. Petrella, 21, Radioman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is buried in the North Atlantic after being killed in action. His ship, the Coast Guard Combat Cutter SPENCER, contacted a U-Boat, forced it to the surface with depth charges, then shelled it with her deck guns. Commander Harold S. Berdine of the Coast Guard, commanding officer of the cutter, reads the ceremony, as Captain Paul R. Heineman, right center foreground, commodore of the convoy, and all crew stand at attention." Date: 18 April 1943?; Photo No.: 1543; Photographer: Jack January Source - NARA Description: RM 3/c Petrella was the only Coast Guardsmen killed in the battle but another 24 were wounded. All were aboard Spencer.

Photo by: USCG Historian's Office (& NARA) |  VIRIN: 240621-G-G0000-008.JPG