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U-85 Background Briefing l
DD-147 Roper Briefing
Encounter of the USS Roper
and the German U-85
Until April, 1942 the east coast U-boat war was a howling
success as viewed through the German eyes and a deadly and
frustrating exercise to the men of the merchant marine and the
U.S. Navy. Ships were being sunk on an almost daily basis,
while the brave sailors who manned them suffered horribly and
died anonymously. Then came the night of April 13-14, 1942 and
the U-85's time of reckoning!
Take Command of the U.S.S. Roper in the
first successful U-boat encounter of World War 11.