British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Joseph Constantine SS Line Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Date of attack||24 Aug 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||54.40N, 27.57W - Grid AK 6698|
|Complement||37 (1 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||London - Methil - Sydney|
|Notes on event|
At 03.14 hours on 24 Aug, 1940, the Brookwood (Master Frank H. Chilton), dispersed on 20 August from convoy OA-200, was torpedoed by U-37 south of Iceland. The ship was then set on fire by gunfire and sank later. One crew member was lost. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were picked up after five days by the British merchant Clan Macbean and landed at Freetown. Later they were repatriated on the British merchant Gloucester Castle.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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