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GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNERS * - 24 PAGES

22)WAKAMA




Built: 1921   


Tonnage: 3,771 / 6,550 dwt   


Cargo: 50 000 bags of coffee, 30 000 bales of linseed, nickel, 4 tons of tobacco, crystal quartz, 20 000 cans of vegetable oil, hides, cereals, cotton, mineral oil and iron ore.   


Sunk: Scuttled 12/Feb/40 by own crew to avoid capture by HMS cruiser Hawkins and HMS Dorsetshire on position 22º 35’S 41º 39’W.   


0 Dead  


46 Survivors taken as POW



HMS HAWKINS. Photo Wikipedia



HMS DORSETSHIRE moored at Sidney bay.  Photo. Wikipedia


 

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