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SHIPS HIT GERMANY 22* - BLOCKADEBRECHER

17)ODENWALD (CAPTURED )*




Photo. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/German_blockade_runner_Odenwald_underway%2C_in_

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Above the moment when Cruiser Omaha intercepts the blockade runner Odenwald. Photo.  https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-123000/NH-123747.html

Rare picture from Odenwald. Kindly sent by Sergey Ionov.
Built 1923   
Tonnage 5,098 / 8,550 dwt   

Cargo: 6,223 tons


3,857 tons of Crude rubber, 545 tons of Oats, 900 tons of Peanuts, 7 tons of Oatmeal, 102 Goodrich Auto tires, 97 tons of Tannic Acid, 360 tons of Brass, 50 tons of Copper, 25 tons of Dried Fruits, 3 tons of Wax, 26 tons of Roots, 226 tons of Steel, 0,5 ton of Hair, 3,5 tons of  Fish oil, 17 tons of Nuts, 4 tons of Tea.


Captured  06 NOV 41 by Cruiser Omaha and Destroyer Sommers in pos 00º 14’N 27º 44’ W
O Dead   
45 POW 

US boarding party seen aboard the Odenwald. Photo https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-123000/NH-123757.html
  

Rare view of the Odenwald seen from Destroyer Sommers crew before a boarding party sailed to inspect the Blockade Runner. Photo. www.history.navy.mil


Odenwald seen astern of the boarding party. Photo. www.history.navy.mil 



Prisoners from Odenwald seen aboard USS Omaha bound for San Juan. Among them there was a former crewmember from raider Graf Spee. Photo. www.history.navy.mil 


Photo. www.history.navy.mil 



Odenwald Incident, November 6, 1941. MS Odenwald, Hamburg alias, Willmoto, captured on 6 November 1941. Image taken by U.S. Naval Air Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 18 November 1941. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2014/9/14) https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/wwii/wwii-atlantic/battle-of-the-atlantic/pre-us-entry-into-wwii/80-cf-1058-1.html



                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XTvYhTj-g


Above a footage on the seizure of Odenwald and her arrival at Puerto Rico late November 1941.


 

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