Monday, 17 April 2017

Japanese fishing vessel Ankyo Maru with scrap parts of German cruiser SMS Emden on board hold according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1938 no. 5

SMS Emden

An item referred to the Jap. Chr. dated 3 March 1938 reporting that the Japanese fishing vessel Ankyo Maru was hold at Singapore after illegal breaking up of the German cruiser Emden now property of the Australian government.(1) This time she had 20 tons of machine parts and iron on board. It was the for the 3rd time that she was hold with parts of the Emden on board.

1. Laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig, Germany [nowadays Poland] on 1 November 1906, launched on 26 May 1908, commissioned on 10 July 1909, sunk during an attack on Penang, Malysia the Russian cruiser Zhemchug and the French destroyer Mousquet on 28 October 1914 and after severe being damaged in a battle with the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney beached on North Keeling Island [Cocos Islands] on 9 November 1914.