USCGC Icarus sinks U-352
9th May 1942: The prospects for U-boats on the East Coast suddenly become much tougher - as the US Coast Guard takes the first German prisoners of war
The US response to the U-boat threat on the East Coast was now stepping up a gear, with many small patrol boats joining the hunt. U-333 had been lucky to escape on the 7th, now U-352 was subjected to a thorough hunt.
On 9th May the 165 foot US Coast Guard Cutter Icarus was cruising at 14 knots in a calm sea off North Carolina w…