Amasis was built by Bremen Vegesack in Germany, and was launched in 1923 for Kosmos. Three years later she was sold to HAPAG in Hamburg. In 1939 she was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine and assigned as a troop and military transport under Operation Weserübung, the invasion of Denmark and Norway. Under a journey from Stetting to Oslo loaded with coal, she was spotted by the British submarine HMS Sunfish outside Lysekil in Sweden 9. April 1940. Sunfish fired two torpedoes, but only one found its target. Captain Albrect gives order to stop the engines, and anchor up since he believe the damage isn't all that critical. Most of the crew abandon ship, but the captain and a Swedish pilot decides to stay on board. Fishing boats arrives and offer to help, but this is rejected by Albrect. Later same night she disappears in the deep outside Tovas Unger. The wreck was located in the late 1950's on a depth of 35 to 50 meter.

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133,6 x 16,8 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7129 grt Bremen ( D ) 1923 Hamburg ( D )

58°14′21.5″ N 11°15′47″ E

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Last updated: December 2020