Cape Cod Man Recalls Sub-Hunting Days

USS PRIDE DE 323/Photo USCG
USS PRIDE DE 323/Photo USCG

CapeCodOnline: At 89, Samuel Abbott Jr. has some problems with his short-term memory; but he can remember the sounds and sights more than 70 years ago as if he were still sitting in a sonar hut listening for a German submarine hiding in the dark Mediterranean waters below.

A short time after being woken from sleep and called to his station on May 2, 1944, Abbott—then an 18-year-old sonar man with the U.S. Coast Guard onboard the Edsall-class destroyer escort USS Pride—heard it.

Read more of the interview with Navy veteran and sub hunter.