Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Bredon (T 223)

British A/S trawler

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NameHMS Bredon (T 223)
Type:A/S trawler (Hill)
Tonnage750 tons
Completed1942 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack8 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-521 (Klaus Heinrich Bargsten)
Position29° 49'N, 14° 05'W - Grid DH 6863
Complement? men (43 dead and ? survivors).
Notes on event

At 07.57 hours on 8 Feb 1943, U-521 fired a torpedo spread at convoy Gibr-2 and observed two columns of fire on a tanker, which sank in two minutes. Bargsten claimed one tanker and one corvette sunk and another ship damaged. In fact, only HMS Bredon (T 223) (T/Lt J.R. Fradgley, RNVR) was hit by the spread and sank immediately off the Canary Islands. The commander, two officers and 40 ratings were lost.

On boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

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