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- THOR

2)DELAMBRE




Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


Built: 1917


Tonnage: 7,030/10,977 tons


Cargo: Cotton, cotton seed and hides


Route: Rio de Janeiro - Liverpool


Sunk 05/07/40 by Raider Thor on pos. 04º 00”S  26º 00”W 


0 Dead


44 survivors taken as POW


Following a two-hour chase on July 7, Thor opened fire on this 7,030-ton British freighter from 8,000 yards with a full broadside. Hit by the third salvo, she did not succeed in using either her radio or her 4-inch stern gun and hove to.


The raider’s boarding party reported that the steamer was under charter by the British Admiralty, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Freetown and Liverpool, with a cargo of cotton, cotton seed and hides, and a crew of 44, all British. Having scuttled the ship, her crew were taken on board the raider.


By https://www.bismarck-class.dk/hilfskreuzer/thor.html


 

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