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Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40
Posted by: Erling Skjold (IP Logged)
Date: September 04, 2011 05:56AM

Hello,
Several details regarding the Saturnus are known since the first postings in 2003.
She was damaged by German bombing 28.4.40 (leak), and was ordered to be scuttled by Commander senior grade (Kommandörkaptein) Aas from Krististiansund. The crew then scuttled her by opening the valves in the evening of 28.4.40. She sank ca 06.00 29.4.40.
She had no cargo left, as the final cargo was unloaded at Angvik 23.4.40 before she was laid up. She had been more or less laid up since 9.4.40, as she was ordered into Kristiansund 8.4.40 by a British destroyer at Stad, due to the "mining" there.
The Germans had of course no idea what cargo she carried, nor any idea what ship this was. They just bombed all available maritime targets in this area during the last days of April 40.
Best regards,
Erling



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  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 Trygve 09/09/2003 11:51PM
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  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 Trygve 09/12/2003 12:12AM
  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 SverreJ 02/04/2005 09:34AM
  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 charlie 09/03/2011 09:49AM
  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 charlie 09/03/2011 09:50AM
  Re: SATURNUS sunk 28.4.40 Erling Skjold 09/04/2011 05:56AM


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