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SHIPS HIT GERMANY 25* - BLOCKADEBRECHER

2)ADOLF LEONHARDT (SCUTTLED)




Copyright: "John H. Marsh Maritime Collection Iziko Maritime Centre, Cape Town."


Built 1921


Tonnage 2,990 / 5.400 tons


Length: 339.9 ft    Beam: 47 ft Draught: 22 ft 


Cargo: N/A


Scuttled 08/12/39 by own crew to avoid capture by British cruiser Shropshire when sailing off Angola on position 13º 00’S 11º 30’ E


40 POW  being six officers and 34 crewmembers were taken by British cruiser Shropshire  to internment in South Africa. The German ship had left the port of Lobito bound for Germany when was intercepted by aircraft from British cruiser.



Cruiser HMS Shropshire. Photo Wikipedia


 

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