Ships hit by U-boats


Bruxelles

Belgian Steam merchant


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NameBruxelles
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,085 tons
Completed1919 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerArmement Deppe, Antwerp 
HomeportAntwerp 
Date of attack9 Jun 1942Nationality:      Belgian
 
FateSunk by U-502 (J├╝rgen von Rosenstiel)
Position11.05N, 66.41W - Grid ED 8499
Complement54 (1 dead and 53 survivors).
ConvoyTO-5
RouteLiverpool - Port of Spain, Trinidad - Kingston, Jamaica 
Cargo900 tons of general cargo 
History Launched as British War Beagle, completed April 1919 as Southern for J. Mathias & Sons, Aberystwyth. 1919 sold to Fratres Ltd (Brown, Jenkinson & Co), London. 1922 sold to Belgium and renamed Bruxelles for Cie Transatlantique Belge, Antwerp, 1926 sold to Armement Deppe SA, Antwerp. 
Notes on event

On 9 Jun, 1942, the Bruxelles and Franklin K. Lane in convoy TO-5 were torpedoed and sunk by U-502 about 35 miles northeast of Cape Blanco.

The Bruxelles sank almost immediately upon being torpedoed. One crew member of 48 crew members and six gunners was lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Bruxelles.

ship sunk.


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