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GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNERS - 22 SHIPS

18)PORTLAND




Built 1928   


Tonnage 7,132 / 9,408 dwt   


Scuttled 13/Mar/1943 to avoid capture by French Cruiser Georges Leygues on position  06º 12’N 21º 45’W.   


59 crewmembers and 48 passengers were rescued. Info kindly provided by Ken Deshaies.   



French Ff Cruiser Georges Leygues.

Photo Wikipedia.



In the pictures above Portland survivors rescued by Georges Leygues landed at Dakar. Pictures by  IWM Imperial War Museum.



Boatload of survivors from German Blockade Runner Portland approach French Cruiser Georges Leygues.


 

 

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