Chapter

The Flag Under Fire

Rodney Carlisle

in Sovereignty at Sea

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037622
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041612 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037622.003.0004
The Flag Under Fire

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Before the events of 1917 that drew the United States into the war, a total of eight other US ships had been sunk or captured by the German navy. These events did not precipitate war for several reasons. Germany either obeyed the rules of war requiring stopping and evacuating ships, or in other cases, accidental attacks were explained in exchanges of diplomatic notes. This chapter focuses on the German attacks on the US ships Frye, Gulflight, Nebraska, and Pass of Balmaha. The last-named ship was taken to Germany and used as a sailing-vessel commerce raider, under the name Seadler.

Keywords: Frye; Gulflight; Nebraska; Pass of Balmaha; Seadler

Chapter.  6647 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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