I did view it, thanks for sharing. Unfortunately there were only two shells. the Chatelaine was responsible for the capture of U-505 and the sinking of of U-515 and U-546. I have the shells attributed to U-505 and U-515, but not U-546. The Navy muster rolls show him on the ship until the end of the war, so I wonder why no shell for the 546? I would imagine he would have made one up for that sinking too.
She did not engage U-546 with gunfire during that operation. http://www.uboatarch...46CTUReport.htm
CHATELAIN only assisted during attack #8. Also of note in this engagement, USS DAVIS was sunk by the U-Boat.
3. Resume of individual ship activities during action, from 0840, 24 April, to 1844:
(a.) HAYTER, OTTER, OTTERSTETTER engaged in rescue of DAVIS' survivors until all recovered. Picked up total of 77 including three officers. CTG 22.8, in OTTER, in charge of rescue work.
(b.) Attacks on submerged submarine:
TYPE Assist (Direct) ATTACK
# 1 - H/H PILLSBURY FLAHERTY
# 2 - Creeping PILLSBURY FLAHERTY
# 3 - Creeping VARIAN JANSSEN
# 4 - Creeping VARIAN JANSSEN, HUBBARD
# 5 - Creeping VARIAN JANSSEN, HUBBARD
# 6 - Creeping VARIAN HUBBARD, FLAHERTY, NUENZER
# 7 - Creeping NUENZER VARIAN
# 8 - Creeping CHATELAIN NUENZER, HUBBARD, FLAHERTY
# 9 - Creeping VARIAN FLAHERTY
#10 - Creeping VARIAN FLAHERTY
NOTE: CO HUBBARD in charge at scene of attack, for attacks #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8.
(c.) Ships that engaged enemy with gunfire and took prisoners: PILLSBURY, KIETH, VAIAN, FLAHERTY, and NUENZER.
(d.) Ships present and not specifically mentioned, and all ships not otherwise engaged were held in formation on sweep line,
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 22 December 2018 - 10:37 AM.