Ships hit by U-boats


Bronxville

Norwegian Motor merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameBronxville
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,663 tons
Completed1929 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense 
OwnerA.F. Klaveness & Co A/S, Oslo 
HomeportOslo 
Date of attack31 Aug 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
 
FateSunk by U-609 (Klaus Rudloff)
Position57.13N, 33.40W - Grid AK 2916
Complement39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).
ConvoySC-97
RouteNew York - Halifax - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 531 tons of explosives 
History  
Notes on event

At 10.04 and 10.05 hours on 31 Aug, 1942, U-609 fired torpedoes at the convoy SC-97 and reported two ships sunk. The victims were the Capira and the Bronxville.

All hands from the Bronxville (Master Bjarne Bolt) survived and were picked up by the British rescue ship Perth and landed at Gourock on 6 September.

 
On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

Location of attack on Bronxville.

ship sunk.


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