Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,100 tons
Completed1929 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerJoseph Constantine SS Line Ltd, Middlesbrough 
Date of attack24 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position54° 40'N, 27° 57'W - Grid AK 6698
Complement37 (1 dead and 36 survivors).
ConvoyOA-200 (dispersed)
RouteLondon - Methil - Sydney 
Notes on event

At 03.14 hours on 24 Aug 1940 the Brookwood (Master Frank H. Chilton), dispersed on 20 August from convoy OA-200, was torpedoed by U-37 south of Iceland. The ship was then set on fire by gunfire and sank later. One crew member was lost. The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were picked up after five days by the British merchant Clan Macbean and landed at Freetown. Later they were repatriated on the British merchant Gloucester Castle.

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