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SHIPS SUNK NORWAY

3)ARAMIS




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Built: 1931


Tonnage: 7,984 / 12,415 tons


Cargo: Ballast


Route: Capetown - Trinidad


Sunk by Raider Michel 16/07/42 in pos. 19º 00"S 06º 00"W


19 Dead


18 Survivors


6 POW


The Norwegian tanker Aramis was intercepted in the South Atlantic by German raider Michel with attendant motor torpedo boats on July 16th, 1942. She was torpedoed by a torpedo boat but was able to continue on her course. For some hours she was shelled by the torpedo boat until, early on the 17th, the latter was able to board her. She was then sunk with explosive charges.


4 Norwegians, 3 British gunners and 11 Chinese made their way in one lifeboat and washed up at Forcados West Africa after 14 days at sea.


 

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