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2)ADOLF LEONHARDT (SCUTTLED)




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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