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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - V W Y

7)WENDOVER RAIDER THOR




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Built: 1928


Tonnage: 5,419 / 9,900 tons


Cargo: 7,250 tons of  Coal


Route:  Mersey UK – Buenos Aires


Sunk 16/07/40  by Raider  THOR , on fire, sunk on position  23º 00’ S 35º 00'W


4 Dead


36 Survivors taken as POW


On the 16th of July, the "Wendover," loaded with 7,250 tons of coal was fired upon without the customary order to "stop your ship," she was set on fire, abandoned, and a "Thor" boarding party set off demolition charges. She subsequently turned turtle, then floated. 5.9 inch shells were needed to sink her. Four of the 40 crew members died as a result of this action.


 

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