HIGH SEAS: American Ship! American Ship!

One morning last week the U. S. State Department instructed the U. S. Embassy in Berlin to let the German Government know that the S. S. Washington would sail from Lisbon that night loaded with U. S. refugees. The Washington, with 1,020 passengers aboard, duly sailed at 8 p.m.

At 5:30 the next morning the Washington was plowing northward through the fog to make a scheduled call at Galway, Eire. Below, 150 of her Catholic passengers were on their knees at early Mass conducted by the Rev. Henry D. Naber of Cincinnati when suddenly all the ship's sirens and alarms cut...

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