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KRIEGSMARINE AUXILIARY CRUISERS
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Auxiliary Cruiser Atlantis
Photo of auxiliary cruiser Atlantis taken by Life magazine photographer David E. Scherman. April 1941.

Auxiliary Cruisers
Name Builder Launched Commd. Fate
ORION
(ex-Kurmark)
Blohm & Voss,
Hamburg
27.03.1930 09.12.1939 Bombed north of Swinemünde
04.05.1945
ATLANTIS
(ex-Goldenfels)
Bremer Vulcan AG,
Bremen-Vegesack
16.12.1937 19.12.1939 Sunk in the South Atlantic
22.11.1941
WIDDER
(ex-Neumark)
Howaldtswerke AG,
Kiel
21.12.1929 30.11.1939 as AC To Britain 1945
THOR
(ex-Santa Cruz)
Deutsche Werft,
Hamburg
16.03.1938 15.03.1940 Sunk in Yokohama, Japan
30.11.1942
PINGUIN
(ex-Kandefels)
AG Weser,
Bremen
12.11.1936 06.02.1940 Sunk in Indian Ocean
08.05.1941
STIER
(ex-Cairo)
Germaniawerft,
Kiel
07.10.1936 1942 Sunk in South Atlantic
27.09.1942
KOMET
(ex-Ems)
Deutsche Werft,
Hamburg
16.01.1937 02.06.1940 Sunk in English Channel
14.10.1942
KORMORAN
(ex-Steiermark)
Germaniawerft,
Kiel
15.09.1938 09.10.1940 Sunk off Shark Bay, Australia
19.11.1941
MICHEL
(ex-Bonn)
(ex-Bielsko)
Danziger Werft 04.1939 07.09.1941 Torpedoed by USS Tarpon
60 miles east of Yokohama
17.10.1943
CORONEL
(ex-Togo)
Bremer Vulcan AG,
Bremen-Vegesack
1938 .12.1942 as AC To Britain 1945
HANSA
(ex-Meersburg)
Burmeister & Wain,
Copenhagen
05.1940 05.11.1940 To Britain 1945



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