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Diary March 17, 1940

U-boat has stopped a Allied cargo ship
A German U-boat has stopped an Allied cargo ship. Standard practice for unarmed merchant men outside an escorted convoy at the beginning of WW2, to give the crew time to leave the ship.
Diary for Sunday, March 17, 1940:

Sea War

Atlantic: Shipping losses for week ending March 17 are 3 British, 1 French, 4 neutral, 3 German.

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