CGC Spencer vs. U-175, 1943
Official Caption: "THE COAST GUARD IS THE CONVOY'S BODY GUARD: It's guns manned and its decks laden with depth charges, a Coast Guard combat cutter helps to safeguard a long line of merchant ships (on the Horizon carrying supplies for the Battle of Germany. These Coast Guard fighters played a major role in breaking the Nazi submarine menace in 1942 and 1943. Now they continue to keep the ship lanes to Europe free of enemy intruders." Date: Not listed (1943); Photo No.: 1624-34 Photographer: Bob Gates? Source - NARA Description: A view of Spencer taken from CGC Duane.

Photo by: USCG Historian's Office -- Scott Price (& NARA) |  VIRIN: 240621-G-G0000-030.JPG