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GERMAN BLOCKADE RUNNERS * - 24 PAGES

6)BABITONGA




Picture provided by COASTERS & OTHER SHIPS Copyright BANGSBO MUSEUM


Built 1922


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.


 

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