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60)CRAFTSMAN (KORMORAN)




Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


 


Built: 1922


Tonnage: 8,022/11,335 tons


Cargo: Anti Torpedo net


Route: UK - Capetown


Sunk 09/04/41 by Raider Kormoran in pos. 00º 32’N  23º 37’W


6 Dead


43 Survivors taken as POW


Craftsman was sunk about 300 miles E. of St. Paul Rocks. There was a brief action before the vessel surrendered and Capt. Halloway was blinded by an explosion. Six men were killed. The survivors were taken prisoner.Cargo: Craftsman was carrying a large torpedo net to be deployed at the entrance of Capetown harbor.



Picture above shows an anti torpedo device. Photo. www.maritime.org


 

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