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Captured crew and passengers of British merchant ship 'Port Wellington', on board German auxiliary cruiser (hilfskreuzer) 'Pinguin'. November 1940. | by benicektoo
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Captured crew and passengers of British merchant ship 'Port Wellington', on board German auxiliary cruiser (hilfskreuzer) 'Pinguin'. November 1940.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_auxiliary_cruiser_Pinguin

 

Thanks to Roy Johnson for providing me with this scan from his father's photo collection. Roy's father Albert was amongst these crew members. See this photo of him later in a POW camp: flic.kr/p/bzSwjy

 

The Port Wellington was carrying 4,400 tons of frozen meat, butter, eggs, and cheese and 1,750 tons of steel, 1,200 tons of wheat. She had a crew of eighty-two and seven passengers. Eighty-one of the crewmen including the wounded captain (who would later die from his injuries on board the Pinguin) and the seven passengers, all of who were women, were picked up by the Pinguin. The Port Wellington was then scuttled.

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Taken in November 1940