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Copyright: "John H. Marsh Maritime Collection Iziko Maritime Centre, Cape Town."

Adolf Leonhardt seen when slipping to be completed. Picture by Leonhardt & Blumberg. 

Built 1921

Tonnage 2,990 / 5.400 tons

Length: 339.9 ft    Beam: 47 ft Draught: 22 ft 

Cargo: N/A

Scuttled 08/12/39 by own crew to avoid capture by British cruiser Shropshire when sailing off Angola on position 13º 00’S 11º 30’ E

40 POW  being six officers and 34 crewmembers were taken by British cruiser Shropshire and taken to internment in South Africa.

Cruiser HMS Shropshire. Photo Wikipedia


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