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Diary December 21, 1943

old cruiser 'Niobe'
The old cruiser ‘Niobe’ was commissioned in 1900. The ship was sold to Yugoslavia in 1925 (Bundesarchiv, picture 101I-185-0116-27A / Arndt / CC-BY-SA 3.0 from 1941), then captured by the Italians and after their surrender put back into service with a mixed German-Croatian crew.
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, December 21, 1943:

Sea War

Mediterranean: Old German cruiser Niobe sunk by British MTBs (night December 21-22).

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