SMS Cap Trafalgar

Brasil,South America

Cap Trafalgar was a German luxury passenger liner laid down  by A.G Vulkan in Hamburg, and was launched July 1913. At the outbreak of world war one she laid at anchor in Buenos Aires. She was requisitioned by the German navy, and refitted as an armed merchantman and auxiliary cruiser. Outside Trinidade Brasil she got in a battle with a similar ship from England, the RMS Carmenia 14.September 1914. The engagement lasted for seventy minutes before Cap Trafalgar sank in the deep northeast of  Enseada Dos Portugueses. Carmenia was barely afloat and heavily damaged, but after getting assistance she managed to limp back to Pernambuco. The wreck of Cap Trafalgar has not yet been found.


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SMS Cap Trafalgar

186,8 x 21,9 x 13,3 f
     
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18710 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1913 Hamburg ( D )

20°29'00.0"S 29°18'00.0"W
( Official position of sinking )


Last updated: June 2014