Survivors from U-569
These photographs show the destroyer HMCS St. Laurent's efforts to rescue survivors from German U-Boat (submarine) U-569, destroyed in the mid-Atlantic in 1943.
Despite the caption claiming that St. Laurent sank this U-Boat, U-569 had been badly damaged by aircraft from the United States Navy escort carrier USS Bogue, and the submarine's crew deliberately sank their vessel as the St. Laurent came into view. The photographs include a distant view of U-569 when first sighted (top right), and a "net float," (bottom left), which eased the rescue of survivors in the water.
George Metcalf Archival Collection