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SHIPS NORWAY - NORWEGIAN SHIPS CARGO LOST

23)OLE WEGGER (CAPTURED)




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Built: 1914


Tonnage: 12,201 / 16,500 tons


Cargo 22,000 tons of whale oil


Captured 14 Jan. 1941 by raider Pinguin on pos. 57º 40”S 05º 45”W


187 Crewmembers were taken as prize crew and later released and returned to  Norway when the ship reached Bordeaux.


After capture by PINGUIN and being sent to Bordeaux, OLE WEGGER was taken over by the German navy and used as a base ship. On 22 August 1944 she was scuttled as a blockship in the River Seine at Rouen-Sahurs.  


 

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