French Motor passenger ship
|Type:||Motor passenger ship|
|Completed||1923 - Ateliers & Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes|
|Owner||Co Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris|
|Date of attack||28 May 1940||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)|
|Position||42.43N, 11.00W - Grid BF 7787|
|Complement||576 (379 dead and 197 survivors).|
|Route||Bordeaux (24 May) - Casablanca - West African ports - New Caledonia|
|Cargo||General cargo, including wines and spirit|
|History||Completed in November 1924 as motor merchant Camranh for Co Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris. 1927 converted to the motor passenger ship Brazza, 1936 lenghtened. |
|Notes on loss|
At 09.24 hours on 28 May, 1940, the Brazza (Master François Pierre Marie Rébillard, CdG), dispersed from convoy 60-XF, was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-37 and sank within 4 minutes about 100 miles west of Oporto. The master, 78 crew members and 300 passengers were lost. 53 crew members and 144 passengers were picked up by Enseigne Henry and HMS Cheshire (F 18).
|Crewlists||We have listing of 27 people who were on this vessel|
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