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Destroyer HMS Malcolm approaching German submarine U-541 after the U-Boat surrendered pursuant to Germany’s surrender terms, 11 May 1945 off Portugal, photographed from a PBY from VPB-63.

Caption   Destroyer HMS Malcolm approaching German submarine U-541 after the U-Boat surrendered pursuant to Germany’s surrender terms, 11 May 1945 off Portugal, photographed from a PBY from VPB-63. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-319661
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Nov 2016

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Nov 2016 11:46:46 PM

The U-Boat actually surrendered to the PBY Catalina patrol plane flying overhead. The PBY orbited until the surface vessels arrived. Note backward firing anti-submarine rockets mounted under the wing. These rockets would fire to counter the airplane’s forward motion so they would drop straight down from the point of release. These were used in conjunction with the Magnetic Anomaly Detection system.

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