U-549 was sunk by USS Eugene E. Elmore and Ahrens on May 29, 1944

Just prior to her sinking, U-549 torpedoed the USS Block Island and USS Barr resulting in the loss of the Block Island

USS Block Island (CVE-21) on February 3, 1944


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Commander Task Group 21.11 (CO USS Block Island), Action Report on the Operations Concerning the Loss by Enemy Action of the U.S.S. Block Island on 29 May 1944
Photographs of USS Block Island sinking
Photographs of damage to USS Barr
Photographs of survivors arriving in Casablanca, Morroco
Bureau of Ships, War Damage Report No. 49, U.S.S. Block Island (CVE21) Loss in Action, 29 May, 1944