Category:Seattle (ship, 1928)

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The MS Seattle was a German merchant and passenger ship that was launched at Hamburg in 1928 for the HAPAG shipping company. After escaping Dutch internment at Curacao in 1940, she reached Norway but was caught in the crossfire between German invasion forces and Norwegian coastal artillery. She was hit and set on fire on 9 April 1940 and later sank off Kristiansand, Norway. Today the wreck lies between 22 and 72 m depth and is a popular destination for divers.

HAPAG Schwesterschiffe [1]:

  • MS San Francisco (1928 - 1943, ab 1935 Rhakotis) --> Category:Rhakotis (ship, 1928) 1943 scuttled off Cape Finisterre to avoid capture. 6753 BRT Deutsche Werft
  • MS Los Angeles (1928 - 1940, ab 1935 Roda) --> Category:Roda (ship, 1928) 1940 sunk by Norwegian Navy off Sandnaes. 6780 BRT Deutsche Werft
  • MS Portland (1928 - 1941) --> Category:Portland (ship, 1928) 1941 scuttled off Azores to avoid capture by French navy. 7132 BRT Bremer Vulkan
  • MS Seattle (1928 - 1940) --> Category:Seattle (ship, 1928) 1940 sunk by gunfire off Norway coast Kristiansand. 7,369 to
  • MS Oakland 1929 - 1968 1944 sunk by air attack at Brest 6757 BRT Deutsche Werft