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Sovereignty at SeaU.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I$
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Rodney Carlisle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037622

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037622.001.0001

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The Flag Under Fire

The Flag Under Fire

From Frye to Pass of Balmaha

(p.31) 3 The Flag Under Fire
Sovereignty at Sea

Rodney Carlisle

University Press of Florida

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

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