THE ELUSIVE SEAGULL. ADVENTURES OF THE WORLD WAR ONE GERMAN MINELAYER, THE MOEWE.

Hoyt, Edwin P., Jr.


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1st.Eng.ed., 1970. 208 pp. D.j., 21 x 14cm. V.G. At the end of 1915, the German cargo ship PUNGO was refitted and commissioned as the minelayer MOEWE – the German word for seagull. In just over a year, this surface raider accounted for more than a hundred thousand tons of Allied shipping, and a proud Germany eagerly followed her exploits. Her captain, a gallant and correct naval officer, wreaked havoc in the Atlantic and avoided the vigilance of the Royal Navy in their hunt for the enemy raider. This is the story of the MOEWE’S two eventful voyages. When the war ended she was taken, along with all other German ships of over 3,000 tons, and ended her days as the GREENBRIER under the houseflag of Elders & Fyffe.


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