British Steam merchant
|Completed||1939 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Hall Brothers SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||18 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-563 (Götz von Hartmann)|
|Position||44° 35'N, 16° 28'W - Grid BE 8691|
|Complement||56 (1 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Philippeville - Algiers (9 Dec) - Belfast|
|History||Completed in March 1939 |
|Notes on event|
On 18 Dec 1942 the unescorted Bretwalda (Master William Stanley Dunstan), a straggler from convoy MKS-3Y, was torpedoed and sunk by U-563 about 330 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. One gunner was lost. The master, 39 crew members and 15 gunners were picked up by ORP Krakowiak (L 115) (KptMar J. Tchorznicki, ORP) and landed at Milford Haven on 22 December.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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