British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||S. Marshall & Co, Sunderland|
|Date of attack||21 Jun 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-73 (Horst Deckert)|
|Position||36° 53'N, 2° 22'E - Grid CH 83|
|Complement||31 (29 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Gibraltar (18 Jun) - Philippeville|
|Cargo||2500 tons of government stores, including 800 tons of ammunition|
|History||Completed in July 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.30 hours on 21 June 1943 the Brinkburn (Master Norman Johnsen) in convoy TE-22 was hit by two of three torpedoes from U-73, exploded and sank immediately west of Algiers. When the U-boat later surfaced they found many damaged food cans and two 75mm shells in its transport boxes on the bridge. The master, 21 crew members and seven gunners were lost. One crew member and one gunner were rescued by landing craft and a fishing vessel and landed at Algiers.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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