Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2028

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,740 tons
Completed1928 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 04'N, 12° 15'W - Grid AM 4566
Complement43 (39 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteMontreal - Sydney (9 Nov) - Belfast 
Cargo7900 tons of grain 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

At 01.17 hours on 23 November 1940 the Bradfyne (Master Rupert Greville Vanner) in convoy SC-11 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-100 and sank southeast of Rockall. The master, 37 crew members and one gunner were lost. Four crew members in a lifeboat were picked up two days later by the Norse King and landed at Belfast.

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