Ships hit by U-boats

G.C. Brøvig

Norwegian Motor tanker

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NameG.C. Brøvig
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,718 tons
Completed1930 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg 
OwnerTh. Brøvig, Farsund 
Date of attack24 Feb 1941Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)
Position61° 04'N, 14° 24'W - Grid AE 8894
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteBowling - New York 
History Completed in October 1930

1951 sold to Germany and renamed Emmy Friederich for Reederei Eugen Friedrich, Hamburg. 1955 converted to ore carrier (9319 grt). Broken up at Hamburg in November 1960. 
Notes on event

At 08.18 hours on 24 Feb 1941, U-97 attacked convoy OB-289 for the third time and damaged the G.C. Brøvig with one torpedo. The tanker lost its bow, but the bulkhead held and the engines remained intact. She continued her voyage at slow speed with steering tow assistance by HMS Petunia (K 79) (LtCdr G.V. Legassisk, RNR), arriving at Stornoway on 27 February. With permanent repairs made in Falmouth, she returned to service after three months.

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