Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||Ångfartygs-A/B Tirfing, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||1 Jan 1943||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-164 (Otto Fechner)|
|Position||00.19N, 37.26W - Grid FB 3815|
|Complement||28 (0 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Santos - Philadelphia|
|Cargo||4750 tons of coffee, wool, cheese and 60 tons of mail|
|History||Completed in September 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.30 hours on 1 Jan, 1943, the neutral Brageland was stopped by U-164 off the Brazilian coast, searched by a boarding party of three men and sunk according to the prize rules. The Germans ordered the crew to abandon ship in 30 minutes and then fired a torpedo, which caused the ship to sink by the bow after 6 minutes.
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