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GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNERS - 22 SHIPS

8)CARL FRITZEN




Photo Shipping Company Fritzen. 


Built 1920   


Tonnage 6,594 / 11,000 dwt   


Cargo: Ballast   


Scuttled 4/9/39 off the coast of Uruguay in position 34º19'S, 48º29'W to avoid capture by HMS Ajax.   


39 crewmembers were rescued


Data kindly provided by Ken Deshaies.



HMS Ajax was one of the most active ships of the Royal Navy in south Atlantic having a decisive role in the battle of the River Plate. Photo  by www.shipsnostalgia.com


 

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