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Old 23rd September 2006, 22:54
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Python (WWII German Supply ship)

Hi all

Anybody out there have any details/history/pics of the German WWII supply ship PYTHON which was sunk by HMS DORSETSHIRE on the 1 December 1941.

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Old 24th September 2006, 03:37
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Old 24th September 2006, 08:43
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Tks Gdynia,

I had missed that site, I have been varying my search pattern but have not come up with anything solid.

Google just seem to want to tell me about snakes.

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Nigel, and anyone interested. German surface raiders and ships they sank.
Very interesting site.
www.bismarck-class.dk/hilfskreuzer/atlantis.html

ingelscroll down to the final chapter, for Python.
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Old 24th September 2006, 11:32
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Nigel,

PYTHON
Built Deutsche Werft A.G., Hamburg. No.170. Launched 23.11.35. Completed 01.36.
GRT 3664. DWT 2795. LOA 116.9. Beam 14.3. Refrigerated capacity 159,939 cuft.
5 cylinder MAN 3050bhp, 15.0k.
Built for the Afrikanische Frucht Co (K-R F.Laeisz of Hamburg)

Info is from Die Deutschen Kuhlschiffe by Kludas & Witthorn.
ISBN 3 7822 0248 1

The rest of the story you have from the excellent web sites above.

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Old 24th September 2006, 16:10
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Thanks Tony/Barney

Another hole in life's mysterys filled

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