Talk:USS Roper (DD-147)

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Well, just lock it. These are my references:

  • Clay Blair, Der U-Boot-Krieg, Bd. 1, München 1998.
  • Edwin P. Hoyt, U-Boats Offshore, New York 1978.
  • Samuel Morison, History of US Naval Operations 1939-45, Bd. 1, Boston 1962.

and especially:

  • Franz Seidler/Alfred de Zayas, Kriegsverbrechen in Europa und im Nahen Osten im 20. Jahrhundert, Hamburg/Berlin/Bonn 2002, ISBN 3-8132-0702-1, S. 181.

According to it U 85 sunk by gunfire of USS Roper. Appr. 40 sailors were able to abandon ship, but everybody was killed by depth charges of Roper. The next day 29 bodies were taken aboard and searched for information about the German submarine warfare.

Küstenkind —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:37, April 2, 2007