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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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NigelC
 

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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,

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.

Tony
 
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