In the early years of World War II, Kriegsmarine submarines dominated the Atlantic. Anti-submarine defenses were absent as a system, which meant that Allied ships weren’t able to effectively fend off enemy attacks. Convoys were poorly guarded, and the wolfpacks of German Admiral Dönitz were elusive. One Kriegsmarine submarine was responsible for the sinking of as many as 16 American ships before her eventual destruction.
Despite their modest speed and firepower, it was the Cannon-class ships that managed to put an end to the terror of the Kriegsmarine submarine wolfpacks during World War II.
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