In 1941, the city of Belfast, Ireland, was almost obliterated by german bombs. The British used the port to escort supply convoys across the Atlantic.
Before the bombing, a young boy witnessed the murder of another child murder in the church-run orphanage and ran away with his brother on a ship to America.
However, the crossing becomes an emotional trial mixed with jealousy and hate.
To add to their problems, the church hired the IRA to silence the boy. Will they get to the boy before the U-boats or before a group of gangsters trained by the german loyalist who are robbing and sinking ships to cause shortages and demoralize America?