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SHIPS SUNK GERMANY 25* - BLOCKADEBRECHER

20)PORTLAND (SCUTTLED)




Photo Copyright State Library of New South Wales FL1643742 


Built 1928   


Tonnage 7,132 / 9,408 dwt   
Scuttled 13/Mar/1943 to avoid capture by French Cruiser Georges Leygues on position  06º
12’N 21º 45’W.   
59 crewmembers and 48 passengers were rescued. Info kindly provided by Ken Deshaies. 

French Ff Cruiser Georges Leygues. Photo Wikipedia.

Picture by  IWM Imperial War Museum



Picture by  IWM Imperial War Museum



In the pictures above Portland survivors rescued by Georges Leygues landed at Dakar. Picture by  IWM Imperial War Museum.



Picture by  IWM Imperial War Museum



Boatload of survivors from German Blockade Runner Portland approach French Cruiser Georges Leygues. Picture by  IWM Imperial War Museum

 

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