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RAIDER THOR 16 SHIPS SUNK - THOR

7)KOSMOS




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Built: 1929


Tonnage: 17,800/24,120 dwt


Cargo: 17,662 tons of whale oil.


Captured 26/09/40 by Raider Thor on pos 00º 26’S 32º 01’W . Sunk by explosive charges.


79 crewmembers were made POW.


On September 8 the Yugoslav Federico Glavic was stopped and searched but allowed to proceed, as she was a neutral and not carrying enemy war material. On September 26 the raider’s plane picked up the 17,800-ton Norwegian whale-oil tanker Kosmos, en route from Walvis Bay to Curacao with 17,662 tons of whale oil and a crew of 89.


This would have been an extraordinarily valuable prize but for the fact that she was slow, short of fuel and very distinctive in appearance, and so, much to the subsequent annoyance of the SKL, Kaehler ordered her sunk by gunfire.


By  www.bismarck-class.dk/hilfskreuzer


 

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