British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Caird & Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||24 Jun 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-651 (Peter Lohmeyer)|
|Position||58.30N, 38.20W - Grid AK 1973|
|Complement||42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal (12 Jun) - Sydney (16 Jun) - London|
|Cargo||7000 tons of grain|
|History||Launched as British War Burman for The Shipping Controller, completed in April 1919 as Burgondier for Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, London. 1923 registered in Belgium for Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed Azul for Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Co (A. Holland & Co) London. 1935 sold to Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London. 1936 renamed David Dawson for Georgian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Frank S. Dawson & Co Ltd), London. 1937 sold to Greece and renamed Penteli for J.A. Coulouthros and N.N. Embiricos, Andros. 1939 sold to Britain and renamed Brockley Hill for Brockley Hill SS Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd), London. |
|Notes on loss|
At 21.06 hours on 24 Jun, 1941, the Brockley Hill (Master James Howard Williams) in convoy HX-133 was torpedoed and sunk by U-651 southeast of Cape Farewell. The master, 37 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the Saugor and landed at Loch Ewe.
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.