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SHIPS GERMANY - BLOCKADEBRACHER

17)NORDERNEY





Photo Courtesy. Library of Contemporary History Stuttgart 


Built: 1922   


Tonnage: 3,667 / 6,650 dwt   


Cargo: N/A   


Sunk: Scuttled South Atlantic NE of Amazon estuary on pos. 12º 14"N 43º 24"W, 15 Aug 41 to avoid capture by Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Despatch and AMC Pretoria Castle. 


0 Dead   


35 crewmembers and 2 passengers were rescued.


Data kindly provided by Ken Deshaies.



In the above, a radio message from Royal Navy gives detailed information on the exact position where SS Norderney was scuttled. 



AMC HMS Pretoria Castle after being converted to an Escort Carrier in January 1942 by the Royal Navy.



Picture by www.naval-history.net HMS Despatch. Picture Wikipediapabxip


 

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