Roosevelt's “Navy Day Address”

27th October 1941: As the Battle of the Atlantic draws in the US Navy the US President promises to "help" "end the curse of Hitlerism"

On 10th April 1941 USS Niblack (DD-424) went to pick-up three boatloads of survivors from the Dutch freighter Saleier, which had been sunk the previous day.   When a submarine was detected preparing to attack, near the Icelandic coast, the division commander, Commander D.L. Ryan, ordered a depth charge attack, driving off the U-boat.    

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