Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,668 tons
Completed1917 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerChristian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh 
Date of attack8 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position50° 28'N, 8° 28'W - Grid BF 1532
Complement? men (9 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyOB-48 (straggler)
RouteCardiff - 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.

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