British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||8 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||50° 28'N, 8° 28'W - Grid BF 1532|
|Complement||? men (9 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Port Everglades, Florida|
|History||Built as Holbrook 1923 renamed Bredon 1923 renamed Brandon |
|Notes on event|
At 11.55 hours on 8 Dec 1939 the Brandon (Master Richard Black Chisholm), a straggler from convoy OB-48, was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 80 miles southwest of Fastnet. Nine crew members were lost. The master and survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawlers Marie Jose Rosette and Tritten and landed at Milford Haven. U-48 misidentified her victim as the Navasota, but this ship had been sunk by U-47 (Prien) three days earlier.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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