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SHIPS SUNK NORWAY

17)KATTEGAT




Photo. www.sjohistorie.no



Built: 1936


Tonnage: 4,245 / 8,370 tons


Cargo: Ballast


Route: Capetown - Montevideo


Shelled, sunk by Raider Michel 20/05/42 in pos. 28º 11’S 11º 30’W


0 Dead


32 POW


On May 20, the crew of this 4,245-ton Norwegian freighter, running in ballast for La Plata, was completely unaware of the raider’s presence until 16 shrieking 5.9-inch shells demolished their bridge, radio room and engine room, amazingly with no casualties, and surrendered, without manning their gun or sending out any signals. They were all taken off, and their ship scuttled with demolition charges.


By www.bismarck-class.dk


 

 

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