It's 1938, America is still in a depression, jobs are hard to come by and the world is preparing for war
The Arrow is an old tramp freighter with a diverse crew. Patrick Welch is a young seaman making his first trip on the Arrow and must weather storms and ports of call trying to win the respect of the tough captain and the friendship of the rough and ready crew.
Then, when the Arrow arrives in Hamburg, the Nazi movement is making life difficult for those who don't fit the mold of the new Germany. One of the crew wants to get his family out, but he has to rely on his crew mates. Will they rise to the challenge and bond together in order to outwit the pursuing Nazis?