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16)NORDERNEY (SCUTTLED)



https://www.naval-history.net/Maps1939-08RNStations.GIF




Photo Courtesy. Library of Contemporary History Stuttgart 


Built: 1922   


Tonnage: 3,667 / 6,650 dwt   


Length 369,7 ft.


Beam 50,10 ft.


Draught 22,8 ft.


Cargo: 72,000 hides, 500 tons of rubber  


Scuttled 15 AUG 41 South Atlantic NE of Amazon estuary on pos. 12º 14"N 43º 24"W, to avoid capture by Royal Navy Cruiser HMS Despatch and AMC Pretoria Castle. 


0 Dead   


54 crewmembers made POW.



Above, a radio message from Royal Navy gives detailed information on the exact position where SS Norderney was scuttled. 



Above RFA Bishopdale. Photo. © IWM (FL 2129)



AMC HMS Pretoria Castle after being converted to an Escort Carrier in January 1942 Photo.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/HMS_Pretoria_Castle.jpg


 

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