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Re: M.S. Bloemfontein

June 1 2009 at 3:34 PM
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Jan Visser  (Login Visje1981)
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Hi Jacques,

The book L.L. von M√ľnching "De Nederlandse Koopvaardijvloot in de Tweede Wereldoorlog", volume 2 has a list of armaments for Dutch merchant ships dated late 1942/early 1943 (Appendix 1 of that book, pp. 235-239).

According to this list, Bloemfontein was armed with:

1 x 4-inch low-angle.
2 x Oerlikon 20 mm
2 double Merlin machineguns.
1 x Lewis machinegun.

When exactly she received this armament, I can't say (my guess would be late 1941).

This message has been edited by Visje1981 from IP address on Jun 1, 2009 3:35 PM

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