Photograph of a damaged German torpedo lodged in the deck works of the captured U-505 before United States Navy ordinancemen removed it and jettisoned it, 9 Jun 1944
US Navy salvage team removes a damaged torpedo from its stowage position on the deck of the Captured German submarine U-505 before jettisoning the torpedo over the side, eastern Atlantic, 9 June 1944.
US Navy officers on the bridge of the captured U-505, 14 Jun 1944, Cdr Earl Trosino, Capt Daniel Gallery, and Lt(jg) Albert David. The U-505 was captured by Capt Galleryâ€™s hunter group built around the USS Guadalcanal
US Navy photo of the diesel engines aboard the captured U-505, 14 Jun 1944
Air operations continue aboard USS Guadalcanal as the ship tows the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505 across the Atlantic, 17 Jun 1944.
The after decks of the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505 after several days of pumping the bilges finally evened the trim of the U-Boat, 17 Jun 1944.
A deck level view of the back of the conning tower of captured German submarine U-505 shortly after arrival at Bermuda, 19 to 29 Jun 1944. Fleet tug USS Abnaki is at left and covered lighter YFN-275 is at right.
The captainâ€™s compartment aboard the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505, Jun 1944.
The electric motor control panel aboard the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505, Jun 1944.
The forward torpedo room aboard the captured German Type IXC submarine U-505, Jun 1944.
United States Navy Captain Daniel Gallery and Lt(jg) Albert David on the bridge of escort carrier USS Guadalcanal in the Atlantic following the capture of the German U-505, Jun 1944.
At the United States Naval Academyâ€™s centennial exhibition, the captured U-505 and torpedo boat T35 are on display as war trophies, Annapolis, Maryland, United States, Oct 1945
Chronometer from the German U-505 at the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington DC, 20 Dec 2018.
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