National Affairs: My Duty

For more than three days, the North Atlantic seemed to give up to Captain Kurt Carlsen and his crippled Flying Enterprise. The British tug Turmoil plowed homeward through a placid sea, her five-inch steel towline dragging the wallowing Flying Enterprise. Aboard the listing Isbrandtsen freighter, Carlsen and Mate Kenneth Dancy of the Turmoil settled down for the trip into Falmouth. People all over the world read the headlines, and hoped.

But the Atlantic was only resting. Eighty miles from Falmouth, the wind began to rise. Soon, heavy seas were crashing over the Enterprise. The Turmoil cut her speed, hove to for more...

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