COLOMBIA: Padlocked Flagship

Two years ago the Colombian Navy splashed into the news by racing 5,000 mi. around South America and up the Amazon River to the scene of a potential war with Peru. Peru has a sad navy: two old cruisers, three destroyers, four submarines. Colombia has one even sadder: six little gunboats, the biggest under 700 tons, and some coast guard patrol boats.* Luckily the League of Nations settled the "war" in Colombia's favor, but the worried Colombians have lately been picking up bargains in second-hand war boats. Thus a U. S. steamer named...

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