Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage7,638 tons
Completed1930 - Chantier de Normandie, Grand Quévilly, Rouen 
OwnerSociété Transports Maritimes Pétrolièrs, Paris 
HomeportLe Havre 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      French
FateDamaged by U-25 (Heinz Beduhn)
Position47° 39'N, 7° 25'W - Grid BF 4391
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in June 1930 
Notes on event

At 01.28 hours on 19 June 1940 U-25 attacked a small convoy about 100 miles west-southwest of Ouessant and hit the Brumaire with one torpedo, before the U-boat collided with another steamer in convoy. The conning tower and periscope were damaged and the U-boat had to abort her patrol.

The damaged Brumaire was sunk the next day by German aircraft off Belle-Île in position 47°14N/03°16W.


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