1939: Nazis Capture American Ship

1939: Ship Given to Nazis
1939: Ship Given to Nazis

I had never heard of the SS City of Flint, the first American ship captured by Germany in World War II. It happened in October 1939, and the U.S. did not enter the war for two more years, after Pearl Harbor was bombed.

The trouble seemed to have begun after they picked up the passengers of the Athenia.

The City of Flint was later sunk by a U-boat in 1943.