Daily Event for January 25, 2009

January 25, 1943 saw the end of the City of Flint, a Hog Islander with a past. The ship had been involved in the rescue of the survivors from the first ship sunk in World War 2, the liner Athenia. Later she was captured by the German cruiser Deutschland and taken to Norway. Turned out by the Norwegians, who were neutral at that time, she was taken to Russia. Turned out by the Russians she was taken back to Norway, finally being released after off loading her cargo.

Her end came after being hit by two torpedoed fired by U-575 south of the Azores. Six men died in the attack, one was taken prisoner and the remaining 58 men were picked up over the next two days.
© 2009 Michael W. Pocock

Roll of Honor
In memory of those who lost their lives in
City of Flint
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Barela, Alonso
Fireman / Watertender
Merchant Marine
Bozada, Louis M.
Seaman 1st Class
U. S. Navy
Lichtenstein, James C.
Seaman 1st Class
U. S. Navy
Persson, Albert L.
Merchant Marine
Quillen, Donald E.
Seaman 1st Class
U. S. Navy
Vanderhorst, Walter
Merchant Marine

2005 Daily Event
2007 Daily Event