Ships hit by U-boats


Brittany

British Motor merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameBrittany
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,772 tons
Completed1928 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack30 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-509 (Werner Witte)
Position33.29N, 18.32W - Grid DH 5152
Complement57 (14 dead and 43 survivors).
ConvoySL-125
RouteBuenos Aires - Freetown (16 Oct) - Liverpool 
Cargo7132 tons of hides, rice and cotton 
History Completed in June 1928 
Notes on event

At 00.00 hours on 30 Oct, 1942, the Brittany (Master William White Dovell) in convoy SL-125 was torpedoed and sunk by U-509 near Madeira. 12 crew members, one gunner and one passenger were lost. The master, 32 crew members, seven gunners and three passengers were picked up by the British auxiliary patrol vessel HMS Kelantan (F 166) (Lt A.E. Jones) and landed at Gourock on 8 November.

 
On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Brittany.

ship sunk.


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