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Esso Hamburg (1) - (1940-1941)
See also : Esso Colon - (1939-1939)
Ordered as "Esso Colon", but taken over by the German Navy as, as seen here, "Esso Hamburg".
"Esso Hamburg" seen here refueling a German Cruiser.
In 1941, July 4, sunk, by her own crew, after artillery fire from the H.M.S. "London" and
H.M.S. "Brilliant" in position 07.35 N/31.25 W in the Freetown Natal straight.
"Esso Hamburg" unther artillery fire from the H.M.S. "London" and H.M.S. "Brilliant".
German crew in a lifeboat underway to the H.M.S. "Brilliant".
Some German crewon board the H.M.S. "Brilliant".
1939; Germany; 9,847tons; oil engines.
The motor tanker Esso Hamburg was taken over on completion by the German navy for use as a fleet auxiliary.
She was sunk off the coast of Greenland during the naval action, May 24th-27th, 1941, which resulted in the sinking
of the Bismarck.
The Miramar Ship Index for "Esso Colon"
1939 ESSO HAMBURG
Scuttled 7.35 N / 31.25 W 04.06.1941.