Naval History and Heritage Command

National Museum of the U.S. Navy


Caption: President Woodrow Wilson asking Congress to declare war on Germany, April 2, 1917. Two days later, while in the Mediterranean, SS Marguerite was sunk by German u-boat U-35 while SS Missourian was sunk by German u-boat U-52. In total, 19 US merchant vessels were sunk by German u-boats since 1917 began. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Accession #: LC-USZC4-10297
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