A type VIIc U-boat, U-352 patrolled the American coast line in the Spring of 1942. She did not have any success before being discovered by the Coast Guard ship USCG Icarus (WPC-110) southeast of Cape Hatteras. 352 actually got off the first shot, but the torpedo went wide and exploded prematurely. Icarus closed the distance and fired off five depth charges in a diamond pattern. The resulting explosions critically damaged 352 and forced her to the surface. Icarus immediately opened up on the submarine with her 3-inch gun and machine-guns. Already taking on water, the submarine went down for the final time. Before the boat went down, thirty-three of her crew jumped into the water. Icarus rescued and captured them all.
|A close up of the pareidolia inside the|
museum's German torpedo warhead.