Events occurring on Saturday, June 14, 1941  
  U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8785 freezing all German and Italian assets in the United States. "In view of the unlimited national emergency declared by the President, . . . The Executive Order is designed, among other things, to prevent the use of the financial facilities of the United States in ways harmful to national defense and other American interests, to prevent the liquidation in the United States of assets looted by duress or conquest, and to curb subversive activities in the United States." Read Executive Order 8785.  
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  Dispersed from Convoy OG-64, the British steam merchant St. Lindsay was torpedoed and sunk by the U-751, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Gerhard Bigalk, southwest of Iceland in the northern Atlantic Ocean. All of the ship’s complement of 43 died. The 5,370 ton St. Lindsay was carrying general cargo and was headed for Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
  Central North Atlantic patrols commenced with battleship/destroyer task groups. The battleship USS Texas (BB 35) and accompanying destroyers would inaugurate these patrols.  
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The Australian minesweeper HMAS Lithgow (J 206) was commissioned. Her first commander was Commander Alfred V. Knight.  
  June 1941 Calendar  
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