Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Norsk Maritimt Museum

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,205 tons
Completed1933 - Nylands Verksted, Oslo 
OwnerFred Olsen & Co, Oslo 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      Norwegian
FateA total loss by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 04'N, 12° 15'W - Grid AM 4566
Complement21 (16 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteSydney, CB - Ipswich 
Cargo1550 tons of lumber 
History Completed in October 1933 
Notes on event

At 04.14 hours on 23 November 1940 the Bruse (Master Ole Brekke) in convoy SC-11 was hit by one torpedo from U-100 and broke in two. Five survivors, including the master were picked up by HMCS Skeena (D 59) (LtCdr J.C. Hibbard, RCN). The afterpart sank, but the forepart was found a few days later with the cargo intact and was subsequently towed to shore and unloaded, but she was beyond repair and was delivered for breaking up at Troon in June 1941.

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On boardWe have details of 22 people who were on board

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