Ships hit by U-boats


Brageland

Swedish Motor merchant



Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameBrageland
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,608 tons
Completed1937 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg 
OwnerÅngfartygs-A/B Tirfing, Gothenburg 
HomeportGothenburg 
Date of attack1 Jan 1943Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-164 (Otto Fechner)
Position0° 19'N, 37° 26'W - Grid FB 3815
Complement28 (0 dead and 28 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBuenos Aires - Santos - Philadelphia 
Cargo4750 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.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Brageland.

ship sunk.


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