The City of Flint

WW II at sea, as seen from the bridge of a US freighter


The City of Flint riding at anchor in Bergen Harbour, probably just after Admiral Tank-Nielsen had ordered his men to liberate her at the beginning of November 1939.

This site will focus on stories around the adventurous last few years of the US freighter. The entire story exists, as a manuscript. ‘All’ that is needed is an interested publisher.

The story has so many sides to it and touches so many aspects of World War II at sea. The plan is to illustrate some of these and to share some of the information with others who are interested.

Photographs: Bergen Havnevesen. Bergen Byarkiv (above and right)