TUMON, Guam — The Guam Visitors Bureau will memorialize the only encounter between the United States and Germany during World War I.
The SMS Cormoran, a German cruiser, entered Apra Harbor in December 1914, seeking to refuel. Coal was scarce so it did not receive that aid. But since the United States was a neutral power, the German crew was allowed to disembark; crew and vessel remained in Guam on friendly terms for two and a half years until the United States officially entered the war on April 7, 1917.
The Cormoran crew scuttled the ship on that . . .
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