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GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNERS - 22 SHIPS

17)OLINDA




Built: 1927


Tonnage:  4,576 / 7,052 dwt   


Cargo: Iron, cotton, grain and hides. 


Length: 349.5 ft   


Beam: 50.4 ft   


Draught: 23.7 ft  


Speed: 10.5 kts  


Sunk 3 Sep 39 on position 33º 50’S 53º 30’W. Scuttled after being shelled to avoid capture by RN Cruiser HMS Ajax seen in the picture by www.shipsnostalgia.com


0 Dead    


42 crewmembers taken as POW and placed aboard British tanker San Gerardo which disembarked the prisoners at Montevideo. First detained by Uruguayan authorities, they later were released in custody of the German Consul.



Above, Cruiser HMS AJAX


 

 

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