Very true, but how could the allies have known it was not a trap of some sort to draw in defenseless craft or a capital ship into a concentration of lots of uboats and surface ships.Originally posted by foxyboy1964:
I've just read the wiki account of this incident. The U-boat commander broadcast his position in English then stayed on the surface for two days waiting for help. The allies should have given him a medal. I'm not surprised the U-boats were ordered not to pick up survivors after this.