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SS Athenia

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Survivors of SS Athenia in Galway. SS Athenia was the first British ship to be sunk by Nazi Germany in World War II, sinking on 3rd September 1939 about 250 miles northwest of Inishtrahull, Ireland after being sighted by German submarine U-30 commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp. 8th September 1938.

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1930s,1939,aftermath,ambulance,boats,conflict,disaster,docks,ship,shipping,ships,sunk,survivor,war,wartime,world war two,WWII
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Year 1939
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