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Dec 14, 1939

German freighter Arauca departs Vera Cruz, Mexico, followed subsequently by passenger liner Columbus, the third largest ship in Germany's merchant marine. Two US destroyers trail Columbus and Arauca. A succession of U.S. ships over ensuing days send out plain-language position reports.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-11-26

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