Episode 38 of Know Your Ship! In this educational video I cover the interesting story of the SS Scharnhorst. The Scharnhorst started her career as a cruiser ship for Norddeutsche Lloyd but at the start of World War 2 was trapped in Japan with no way to make it safely back to Germany. Instead she was sold to the Japanese who ended up turning her into an escort carrier the Shinyo. The carrier conducted a few escort missions before being sunk by the USS Spadefish. Well Captain’s sit back, relax and enjoy the story of the other Scharnhorst.
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