Historical Booklet 151: The Engagement by HM Auxiliary Cruiser JERVIS BAY of ADMIRAL SCHEER and the Salvage of MV San Demetrio (Convoy HX84 – 1940)


By K J Carruthers

After being severely damaged by the German pocket battleship, ADMIRAL SCHEER, the crew of SAN DEMETRIO abandoned ship; later they re-boarded their ship and sailed her to Ireland.

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