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7)DELAMBRE (RAIDER THOR)




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Built: 1917


Tonnage: 7,032 / 10,977 tons


Cargo: Cotton, cotton seed and hides


Route: Rio de Janeiro - Liverpool


Sunk 05/07/40 by Raider Thor on pos. 04º 00”S  26º 00”W 


0 Dead


44 survivors taken as POW


On 5 July Raider Thor encountered Delambre, a 7,030 GRT British freighter.Thor fired several broadsides, the third of which hit Delambre , stopping her dead in the water, after which Thor's boarding party scuttled the ship with demolition charges.


The raider’s boarding party reported that the steamer was under charter by the British Admiralty, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Freetown and Liverpool, with a cargo of cotton, cotton seed and hides, and a crew of 44, all British. Having scuttled the ship, her crew were taken on board the raider.


 

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