British Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-509 (Werner Witte)|
|Position||33.29N, 18.32W - Grid DH 5152|
|Complement||57 (14 dead and 43 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Freetown (16 Oct) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7132 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 board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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