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Old 28th February 2005, 21:16
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The Glengarry was being fitted out by Burmeister & Wain at Cobenhagen in 1940 when the Germans invaded Denmark. She was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine and had various roles and names. 'Hansa' and 'Meersburg' were two of Glengarry,s Kriegsmarine names and one of her 'choice roles' was a 'comfort' ship for German troops on R&R from the Eastern Front. I believe that at the end of the war, the Admiralty were dragging their feet over her return to Holt's. As a consequence of which, Lawrence Holt, acting on the principle that posession is nine tenths of the law, took a crew and boarded her at Kiel daring the Admiralty to contest his actions-which they never did.
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