Product DescriptionThe old French cargo liner Bougainville served as an auxiliary cruiser with the Vichy French naval force at Diego Suarez in Northern Madagascar. When the British invasion of the island took place in May 1942, she was attacked by torpedo bombers and sunk on May 5th-6th. The Bougainville sunk at Madagaskar was not an old steamer cargo, but a motor vessel built in 1939. The Bougainville built in 1913 was captured by Japan in 1942, renamed Teifu Maru and sunk by US bombers in 1945 off Taiwan.
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