September, 2007. In an effort to make the newsletter a bit nicer looking, I've implemented some software upgrades for the site. This issue is published in the new format. In coming months I'll be tweaking it and adding a better menu scheme. Comments are welcome.
September, 2007. The most notable naval engagement in WWI in which the USN took part was the bombardment of Durazzo harbor on 2 October, 1918.
Eleven submarine chasers provided ASW cover for Italian and British ships during the bombardment of the Austrian naval base at Durazzo. There were two claimed submarine kills, although neither is confirmed.
September 2007. Another item, for those readers who enjoy seeing the fine details of Navy life in WWI, is a transcription of a short diary from a crewman of submarine chaser SC 227, which was a wing-boat in Unit F (SC 94, SC 227, SC 151). Subchaser SC 227 served in the Otranto barrage, and in the post-war period along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.