British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Manchester Liners Ltd (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), Manchester|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-137 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||54° 53'N, 10° 22'W - Grid AM 5727|
|Complement||62 (58 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Manchester - Montreal|
|Cargo||1147 tons of government and general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1918 |
|Notes on event|
The Manchester Brigade (Master Frederick L. Clough) was the ship of convoy commodore Vice-Admiral Humphrey Hugh Smith, DSO, RNR. The master, the commodore, five naval staff members, 50 crew members and one gunner were lost. Four crew members were picked up by the French hospital ship Canada and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 61 people who were on board.|
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