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RAIDER THOR 16 SHIPS SUNK * - THOR

3)BRUGES




Cargo Ship Bruges. Photo https://www.wrecksite.eu



Built 1904


Tonnage. 4,984/7,800 tons


Cargo. 6,746 tons of wheat


Sunk 9/July/1940 by German Raider Thor in pos. 11º 07"S  23º 49" W


44 crewmembers were made POW.


On July 9, this 4,985-ton Belgian freighter carrying a cargo of 6,746 tons of wheat from Necochea and Mar del Plata to St.Vincent and Freetown was stopped by shots across the bows, without raising the alarm.


A former German vessel, captured in 1914, she was scuttled, and her crew of 44 taken on board the raider, bringing her number of prisoners up to ninety.


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


 

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