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SHIPS GERMANY - BLOCKADEBRACHER

8)CARL FRITZEN




Photo Shipping Company Fritzen.
Built 1920
Tonnage 6,594 / 11,000 dwt   
Cargo: Ballast   
Scuttled 4/9/39 off the coast of Uruguay in position 34º19'S, 48º29'W to avoid capture by Light Cruiser HMNZS Achilles.   
39 crewmembers were rescued
Data kindly provided by Ken Deshaies.

HMS Achilles was one of the most active ships of the Royal Navy in south Atlantic having a decisive role in the battle of the River Plate.

Photo  by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMNZS_Achilles_(70)


 

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