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SHIPS SUNK GREECE - 17 SHIPS

13)NICOLAOS D. L.




Photo (C) http://rapidttp.co.za/museum




Built: 1939


Tonnage: 5,486 / 10,010 tons


Cargo: Timber


Sunk 12/04/41 by Raider Kormoran on pos. 01º 54’S 22º 12’W


0 Dead


38 POW


Carrying a cargo of Oregon Pine (above and below decks) from Vancouver to Durban by way of the Panama Canal, she was sent the usual Kormoran signal "Heave to! – No Wireless!" but she did not stop. A few salvoes brought her to a halt. Although a fine ship with a quality cargo, there was no point in keeping her as a prize as too much damage had been done to her bridge and steering gear.


Explosive charges failed to sink her; gunfire also failed (even four 15 cm hits on the waterline); she was being kept afloat by her cargo of timber. As ammunition and torpedoes were considered too precious to waste, the ship was left to sink in her own time.


 

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