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17)NORDERNEY (SCUTTLED)



https://www.naval-history.net/Maps1939-08RNStations.GIF




Photo Courtesy. Library of Contemporary History Stuttgart 


Built: 1922   


Tonnage: 3,667 / 6,650 dwt   


Cargo: 72,000 hides, 500 tons of rubber  


Sunk: Scuttled South Atlantic NE of Amazon estuary on pos. 12º 14"N 43º 24"W, 15 Aug 41 to avoid capture by Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Despatch and AMC Pretoria Castle. 


0 Dead   


54 crewmembers made POW.



Above, a radio message from Royal Navy gives detailed information on the exact position where SS Norderney was scuttled. 



Above RFA Bishopdale. Photo. © IWM (FL 2129)



AMC HMS Pretoria Castle after being converted to an Escort Carrier in January 1942 Photo. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/HMS_Pretoria_Castle.jpg


 

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