irish SS Braefield (+1917)
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general
nationality irish
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1892
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 427  grt
dimensions 48.8 x 7 x -- m
material iron
engine 1 x 2 cyl. Compound engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 10  knots
yard no. 94
IMO/Off. no. 99449
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 31/03/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.10rank: 648
about people
builder
Scott & Sons Co. (Bowling), Bowling
engine by
[1] Muir & Houston Ltd., Glasgow
[2] Ross & Duncan, Govan
last owner
[1]Bray Steamship Co., Dublin
SS Braefield (+1917)
period 1916 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 99449
prev. owners
[2]Mann, Macneal & Co. (Ford Shipping Co. Ltd.), Glasgow
SS Ashford
period 1899 ~ 1916
IMO/Off. no.: 99449
[3]Niven W. B.
SS Maggie Bain
period 1894 ~ 1899
IMO/Off. no.: 99449
[4]Kneeshaw Lupton
SS Ithfaen
period 1892 ~ 1894
IMO/Off. no.: 99449
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 07/08/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 21/10/2013
 
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Lettens Jan07/08/2010On March 31st, 1917, the British steamer SS Braefield, on a voyage from Cork to Cardiff in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine U-57 (Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg), St George´s Channel off Milford. She was posted as missing. 10 were killed.

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