Picture provided by COASTERS & OTHER SHIPS Copyright BANGSBO MUSEUM
Tonnage 4,422 / 7,165 dwt
Route. Santos - France
Babitonga ex Osiris was scuttled 21/06/41 to avoid capture by HMS London on pos. 02º05”S 27º42”W
37 crewmembers were rescued
Data kindly provided by Ken Deshaies.
HMS LONDON. The Royal Navy exerted a tight grip in the South Atlantic sea lanes turning the task of German merchants in break out a very dangerous one. Only few ships managed to pass unscathed, but just to be caught in the next run. Picture Wikipedia.
The moment when HMS London fired her guns against Babitonga. Soon she went down.