Norwegian Steam merchant
|Completed||1933 - Nylands Verksted, Oslo|
|Owner||Fred Olsen & Co, Oslo|
|Date of attack||23 Nov 1940||Nationality: Norwegian|
|Fate||A total loss by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 04'N, 12° 15'W - Grid AM 4566|
|Complement||21 (16 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney, CB - Ipswich|
|Cargo||1550 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.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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