Skip to main content
Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

80-G-464023 Odenwald Incident, November 1941

Photo #: 80-G-464023  Odenwald Incident, November 1941
Title: Odenwald Incident, November 1941
Description: Crewmembers of USS Omaha (CL-4) pose with U.S. and German flags, on board the captured German blockade runner Odenwald, in the South Atlantic. Life rings are present bearing the names Odenwald of Hamburg, and Willmoto of Philadelphia. The German ship had attempted to disguise herself as the Willmoto, an American-flag merchant steamer. Odenwald was captured by Omaha and USS Somers (DD-381) on 6 November 1941. This photograph is dated 18 November 1941. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-464023
Related Content
Topic
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials