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Om at bygge på klippegrund

I forbindelse med foregående historie, torpedering af SS-Athenia, passager skib, måtte jeg vide mere om Rockall, den lille klippe nord for de Britiske Øer, som er grundlag for UK’s krav om større havterritorium.

Despite clear indications that war would break out any day, she departed Liverpool at 13:00 hrs on 2 September without recall, and on the evening of the 3rd was 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Rockall and 200 nautical miles (370 km) northwest of Inishtrahull, Ireland, when she was sighted by the German submarine U-30 commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp around 16:30.

Lemp later claimed that the fact that she was a darkened ship steering a zigzag course which seemed to be well off the normal shipping routes made him believe she was either a troopship, a Q-ship or an armed merchant cruiser.


Written by Donald

Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 0:37 GMT+0000

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