Transport: Ship Without a Country

In the middle of the Atlantic when war broke out was the pride of the Polish merchant fleet, the 16,000-ton Batory, Captain Eustazy Borkowski. Captain Borkowski doused his lights, watched for submarines, brought his liner safely into New York harbor with 352 U. S. citizens aboard.

While Poland was being erased from Europe's map, the Batory floated at anchor in the Hudson River off Yonkers. It was a restless berth for towering Captain Borkowski, frequently decorated hero of the last war, for 38 years a seaman.

What he was to do with...

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