french Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes) SS Bretagne [+1939]
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nationality french
purpose transport
type ocean liner
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1922
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weight (tons) 10171  grt
dimensions 137 x 18 x 12.67 m
engine 2 x steam turbine, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 5450  s.h.p.
speed 14.5  knots
yard no. 594
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 14/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.7rank: 658
about people
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
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[1]Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes), Paris
SS Bretagne [+1939]
period 1936 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[2]Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd (Royal Holland Lloyd), Amsterdam
SS Flandria
period 1922 ~ 1936
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Approximate position 50°20'N 12°45'W

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Mahieu Philippe29/05/2005Bretagne SS (ex Flandria SS) Passenger ship-Liner - IMO: (-), Callsign: (-) 1922, Barclay Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, UK (no. 594) LxBxH: 137.19x18.03x12.67 m - 10.171 brt - 1.160 pass. 2 Brown-Curtis stoommachines - 5.450 apk - 14.5 kn Netherlands. 1922: gebouwd als Flandria voor de Kon. Hollandse Lloyd te Amsterdam; 1935: Opgelegd te Amsterdam; 1936: verkocht naar Frankrijk en verbouwd te le Havre.

1939: In het kanaal getorpedeerd door duitse U-45. Zeven slachtoffers.
Lettens Jan06/08/2007Bretagne was a British cargo steamer of 10,108 tons and was owned by COMPAGNE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE. On the 14th October 1939 she was on route from CRISTOBAL and KINGSTON for LE HAVRE carrying a general cargo when she was torpedoed by U-45 and sunk. 7 crew lost.
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About Builders
 Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Whiteinch (Glasgow)
John Barclay became a shipbuilder and repairer in 1818 and passed on the business to his son Robert. Robert was joined in partnership in 1845 by Robert Curle and James Hamilton, when the firm became Barclay, Curle & Co.
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