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Attack on the Gulflight

Attack on the Gulflight

The American tanker Gulflight was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the waters between the Scilly Islands and the southwest English coast. Three American lives were lost.German authorities offered an apology for the attack on a neutral ship, but refused to guarantee a change in tactics.


See discussion of U.S. policy and German submarine warfare.
See World War I Time Table.


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