RHEIN

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(underwater images courtesy of SeaWolf Productions)

The Rhein was a 453' long German freighter operated by the Hamburg American Line. When World War II began, the Rhein attempted to return to Germany.  Unfortunately, she was trapped near the Dry Tortugas by the Dutch and British warships Van Kinsbergen and Caradoc. Instead of surrendering, the crew of the Rhein attempted to scuttle their vessel before the British  Caradoc sent her to the bottom with her deck guns.  The ship now lies upright in 250 fsw north of the Tortugas.


(l) Rhein bows; (r) Anchor tackle.


 

(l) Forward holds; (r) Kingpost mast.


(l) Amidships deckhouse; (r) Deckhouse ladder.

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