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18)ODENWALD (CAPTURED)




Above the moment when Cruiser Omaha intercepts the blockade runner Odenwald. Photo. www.history.navy.mil 

Rare picture from Odenwald. Kindly sent by Sergey Ionov.
Built 1923   
Tonnage 5,098 / 8,550 dwt   
Cargo: 3,857 tons of Crude rubber 545 tons of Oats 900 tons of Peanuts 7 tons of Oatmeal 102 Goodrich Auto tires 97 tons of Tannic Acid 360 tons of Brass 50 tons of Copper 25 tons of Dried Fruits 3 tons of Wax 26 tons of Roots 226 tons of Steel
0,5 ton of Hair 3,5 tons of  Fish oil 17 tons of Nuts 4 tons of Tea.   Total Cargo: 6.223 tons.
Captured  06/Nov/41 by Cruiser Omaha and Destroyer Sommers in pos 00º 14’N 27º 44’ W
O Dead   
45 POW 

US boarding party seen aboard the Odenwald. Photo http://uboatarchive.net/Misc/Odenwald.htm
  

Rare view of the Odenwald seen from Destroyer Sommers crew before a boarding party sailed to inspect the Blockade Runner. Photo. www.history.navy.mil


Odenwald seen astern of the boarding party. Photo. www.history.navy.mil 



Prisoners from Odenwald seen aboard USS Omaha bound for San Juan. Among them there was a former crewmember from raider Graf Spee. Photo. www.history.navy.mil 


Photo. www.history.navy.mil 



Odenwald Incident, November 6, 1941. MS Odenwald, Hamburg alias, Willmoto, captured on 6 November 1941. Image taken by U.S. Naval Air Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 18 November 1941. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2014/9/14) https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/wwii/wwii-atlantic/battle-of-the-atlantic/pre-us-entry-into-wwii/80-cf-1058-1.html


 

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