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- Location: Norway
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233 were saved: 92 german guard soldiers, 27 sailors (including the captain) and 114 russian prisoners.
986 were lost: 915 prisoners, 70 german soldiers and sailors, and the norwegian pilot (Johannes Sandvik).
Those who can read Norwegian can learn more about both the Palatia and the Riegel maritime disasters here including the story of a russian survivor:
https://www.orkana.no/wp-content/upload ... soleim.pdf
Interesting stories that were held as secrets for many years even after the war... The victims of the half sunk Riegel wasn't even buried until the seventies!
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-some data on PALATIA is here (look mainly for "Schiffschronik" & "Quellen"):
https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... e_value=17
-AIR 27/1938/11: Squadron Number: 489 RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) Summary of Events: Y
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/D8413090
-AIR 27/1938/12: Squadron Number: 489 RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) Records of Events: Y
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/D8413091