Diary December 21, 1943
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, December 21, 1943:
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.
Mediterranean: Old German cruiser Niobe sunk by British MTBs (night December 21-22).