german Leonhardt & Blumberg SS Adolf Leonhardt (+1939)
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 2989  grt
dimensions 103.6 x 14.4 x 6.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power  
speed 10  knots
yard no. 89
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 09/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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builder
Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden
last owner
[1]Leonhardt & Blumberg, Hamburg
SS Adolf Leonhardt (+1939)
period 1925 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Kosmos - Deutsche Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft Kosmos
SS Theben
period 1921 ~ 1925
captain
no. of crew 40
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 24/08/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 31/12/2013
 
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Lettens Jan31/12/2013On December 9th, 1939, the German merchant ADOLF LEONHARDT, on voyage from Lobito, was intercepted in the South Atlantic off the coast of Angola by airplanes from British heavy cruiser HMS SHROPSHIRE (Capt. J. P. Gornall).

The crew managed to scuttle their ship, before SHROPSHIRE arrived to capture her. The crew was taken prisoner by the British and interned at Cape Town.

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