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Posted by DAVID ALCOCK on 9/3/2020, 12:24 am, in reply to "Yes...
the germans used Japan as a base, and lost 2 ships in harbour!
And that was going to be what the quiz was about...both Eritrea and Ramb II made it to Japan against all odds.
Took me down an interesting rabbit hole. I had assumed Eritea was sunk in Massawa. In fact I thought I remembered a WARSHIP article on her...
But actually she escaped to Japan and there was thought of using her as commerce raider ( from neutral Japan...) in Indian ocean, and she survived the war.