Norwegian Motor merchant
|Completed||1933 - Akers Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Oslo|
|Owner||Fred Olsen & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||7 Aug 1942||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)|
|Position||8° 38'N, 53° 45'W - Grid EO 2276|
|Complement||34 (1 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Ascension - Maranhão, Brazil - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||3044 tons of general cargo|
|Notes on event|
At 01.33 hours on 7 Aug 1942 the Breñas (Master Oscar Kløcker) was torpedoed and then shelled by U-108 and sank later in 10°20N/56°10W. A Brazilian mess boy was lost. 32 survivors abandoned ship in one lifeboat and two rafts and were rescued and put ashore in Trinidad on the 12 August. The master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Lorient on 10 September and was brought to a POW camp. After nine months he was sent home to Norway with the German steam merchant Lappland in July 1943.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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