british Leith, Hull & Hamburg Line - J. Currie & Co. - Currie Line - Leith & Hull Steampacket SS Brandenburg [+1941]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1910
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1473  grt
dimensions 71.5 x 10.8 x 5 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 143  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 318
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 10/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.54rank: 588
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Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd., Greenock
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Leith, Hull & Hamburg Line - J. Currie & Co. - Currie Line - Leith & Hull Steampacket, Leith
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depth (m.) 4500 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 12/10/2007
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last update 10/02/2012
 
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Allen Tony24/02/2009The steamship Brandenburg SS, Capt. W. Henderson, was in convoy in the North Atlantic, some hundreds of miles W. of Portugal on February 10th, 1941, when she was torpedoed and sunk by a submarine. Capt. Henderson and all 23 of the crew were killed, together with 30 survivors from the steamship Courland, sunk the previous day.
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Allen Tony12/10/2007Brandenburg SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1910 and of 1,473 tons. On the 10th February 1941 she was on route from VILLA REAL for OBAN and LEITH carrying 1800 tons sulphur and pyrites when she was torpedoed by U-37 and sunk. 23 crew all lost.
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