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Challenge ships

From The Great War 1914-1918

Challenge ships: The names given in America to two ships (Orleans and Rochester) sent in May, 1916, to France to dare molestation by German submarines in the "Blockaded Area." [1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.51.
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