Ships hit by U-boats


Bradfyne

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2028

NameBradfyne
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,740 tons
Completed1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
HomeportBideford 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55.04N, 12.15W - Grid AM 4566
Complement43 (39 dead and 4 survivors).
ConvoySC-11
RouteMontreal - Sydney (9 Nov) - Belfast 
Cargo7900 tons of grain 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

At 01.17 hours on 23 Nov, 1940, the Bradfyne (Master Robert Greville Vanner) in convoy SC-11 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-100 and sank southeast of Rockall. The master and 38 crew members were lost. Four crew members in a lifeboat were picked up two days later by the Norse King and landed at Belfast.

 
On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board

Location of attack on Bradfyne.

ship sunk.


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