British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||18 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Horst von Schroeter)|
|Position||6° 40'N, 13° 17'W - Grid ET 6543|
|Complement||49 (0 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires (30 Mar) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||9141 tons of linseed|
|History||Completed in August 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 12.39 hours on 18 April 1943 the unescorted Empire Bruce (Master J. Edwards) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-123 about 100 miles southwest of Freetown. She capsized and sank after being hit by two coups de grâce at 13.51 and 14.19 hours. The master, 41 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the British minesweeper HMS MMS-107 (Skipper H.J. Craven) and landed at Freetown on 19 April.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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