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RAIDERS AND THEIR SUPPLY SHIPS ACROSS THE OCEANS - SHIPS TANKERS

4)SUPPLY SHIP DRESDEN

 



German supply ship Dresden. Photo SS Zamzam - Wikiwand


Launched 1937


Length 452 ft


Beam 56,4 ft


Draft 24,9 ft


On 25 Aug 1944 Dresden was scuttled off Bordeaux. On 9 May 1945 she was raised and repaired and in 1946 became French Doba.


Chronology 

Apr 16 1942. Raider Atlantis rendezvoused with Dresden in mid South Atlantic so that badly needed fresh foodstuffs from the supply ship could be transferred to the raider. To Rogge's disappointment the vital load of  frozen food had been handled negligently by the German Attaché in Brazil  and were transferred to the merchant Babitonga who did not even have a refrigerator on board and so everything ended up spoiled.


Apr 19 1942. Dresden rendezvoused with the Atlantis and the 2,719-ton supply ship Alsterufer the former fruit carrier from Sloman Line.


May 31 1942. Dresden rendezvoused with supply ship Regensburg in Indian Ocean when took 105 survivors from SS Nankin including one crewmember from British Willesden sunk by raider Thor.


Jul 10 1942. 137 prisoners from ships sunk by raider Thor in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean were all disembarked at Yokohama Harbor and handed over to Japanese authorities. Men, women and children were sent to Tokyo Railway Station where they boarded a train that took them in one unending 8 hour journey to Fukushima where they met their captivity at the Convent of the Congregation of Notre Dame.


Aug 15 1942. Dresden sailed from Yokohama managed to arrive at Willhelmshaven Germany in December 1942 after an epic voyage of five months.  


 

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