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A NAZI U-Boat attacked this boat

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A NAZI U-Boat attacked this boat
A NAZI U-Boat attacked this New Bedford scalloper in early 1945. On a foggy night while dragging for scallops off Nantucket, The crew of The Friars (1939 photo) spotted a periscope rising out of the murky water. The sub surfaced and began firing upon the fishing boat. Crew members donned their life jackets and prepared to abandon ship. They were not sure of the distance, but could see the flashes from the subs deck gun. 4 shells were fired at The Friars and then the sub quickly submerged. The Friars headed at full speed towards the north and then the Captain and crew decided to return the 74ft scalloper back to the fishing grounds after a few hours later. They returned to port with the story of their ordeal and a "1,000" gallons of scallops. A rare 1939 clip shows the Friars dockside at Pier 3: http://www.youtube.com/user/mlb525#p/a/u/3/OwVBaAp34sE
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