This Day in History

On June 4, 1944, the U-505, a German submarine, was captured by the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic Ocean. This event marked the first time the U.S. Navy had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the War of 1812. The capture of the U-505 provided the Allies with invaluable intelligence on German U-boat technologies and tactics during a critical phase of the U-boat battles in the Atlantic. The submarine itself and many of its original artifacts are now on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, serving as a powerful reminder of World War II naval history.