The end of "Schiff 16" - the 'Atlantis'

22 November 1941: The Royal Navy finally catch up with the ship they knew as 'Raider C', the German commerce raider that had sunk or captured 22 ships

The German Naval war against Allied merchant shipping was mainly a function of the U-Boat but alongside these the Kriegsmarine employed ‘auxiliary cruisers’. These disguised merchantmen were capable of dropping their concealment in a matter of seconds, revealing themselves as heavily armed warships, equivalent to a …

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