Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet

Hitler's Secret Pirate Fleet

The Deadliest Ships of World War II

eBook - 2001
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They were the deadliest ships of World War II--nine German commerce raiders disguised as peaceful cargo ships, flying the flags of neutral and allied nations. In reality, these heavily armed warships roamed the world's oceans at will, like 20th-century pirates. They struck unsuspecting freighters and tankers out of the darkness of night or from behind a curtain of fog and mist. For almost three years they led the Royal Navy on a deadly chase from sea to sea, seeding Allied ports with hundreds of mines and, on one occasion, even bombarding a shore installation.

Greenwood Pub Group
Tells the exciting story of nine German warships disguised as innocent merchantmen to roam the world's seas, sinking and capturing allied ships with virtual impunity.

Book News
During World War II, the German Navy relied on two types of vessels to challenge the British Royal Navy: U-boats and disguised surface raiders. The latter, known officially as Auxiliary Cruisers, went to sea camouflaged as peaceful cargo boats but hid a powerful array of weapons which they used to attack unsuspecting targets. This text provides detailed descriptions of each of the nine raiders, presented in chronological order based on the date each first sailed. Duffy is a writer specializing in military history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
ISBN: 9780313007101
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
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