portuguese SS Brava [+1918]
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general
nationality portuguese
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1893
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 3184  grt
dimensions 96.3 x 12.2 x 5.8 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 250  n.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 95
call sign
NBRA  
NBRA
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/09/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.20rank: 631
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Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
engine by
Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
last owner
[1]Transportes Maritimos Do Estado (Tme), Lisboa (Lisbon)
SS Brava [+1918]
period 1916 ~ 1918
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NBRA
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[2]Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt A.G. - Hamburg-Amerika Linie - HAPAG, Hamburg
SS Togo
period 1907 ~ 1916
[3]Woermann Linie, Hamburg
SS Erich Woermann
period 1904 ~ 1907
[4]Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft, Hamburg
SS Rosario
period 1893 ~ 1904
captain Domingos Rocha
no. of crew 50
about the wreck
depth (m.) 49 max. / 25 min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
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last update 23/12/2011
 
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Lies 13 miles off Newquay, Cornwall.

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Allen Tony24/02/2009The Portuguese steamship Brava SS was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine UB-125 in the Bristol Channel on September 3rd, 1918 about 3.5 miles NW of Trevose Head when on route from Bordeuax for Cardiff.
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Avec4318/08/2011Partie d'un convoi en route de Bordeaux vers Cardiff chargé de grumes de pin à destination du Gouvernement anglais, fut atteint à la hauteur de la chaudière par une torpille lancée par le sous-marin U-125 (Kpt Werner Vater). D'un équipage de 50 hommes, 30 survécurent

Part of a convoy En route from Bordeaux to Cardiff loaded with pine logs destined for the British Government, was reached at the height of the boiler by a torpedo launched by the submarine U-125 (Kpt Werner Vater). From a crew of 50 men, 30 survived

Parte de un convoy en el camino de Burdeos a Cardiff cargado de troncos de pino destinados al Gobierno británico, fue logrado a la altura de la caldera por un torpedo lanzado por el submarino U-125 (Kpt Werner Vater). De una tripulación de 50 hombres, 30 sobrevivieron

Parte de um comboio no caminho de Bordéus para Cardiff carregado de toras de pinho destinadas ao Governo britânico, foi atingido na altura da caldeira por um torpedo lançado pelo submarino U-125 (Kpt Werner Vater). De uma tripulação de 50 homens, 30 sobreviveram
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Transportes Maritimos Do Estado (Tme), Lisboa (Lisbon)

1914: Au moment de la déclaration de guerre, 72 navires allemands et 2 austro-hongrois étaient ancrés dans des ports sous administration portugaise (dont 35 à Lisbonne), immobilisés par faute de garanties pour leur sécurité. 1916: Après 2 ans de négociations et hésitations, est créée cette entreprise d'état qui nationalise et remet sur le circuit maritime ces navires

1914: At the time of declaration of war, 72 German ships and two Austro-Hungarian were moored in ports under Portuguese administration (35 in Lisbon), immobilized by lack of guarantees for their safety. 1916: After two years of negotiations and hesitation, this state owned company was created to nationalize and put back on the circuit these vessels

1914: Al momento de la declaración de guerra, 72 barcos alemanes y 2 austro-húngaros estaban anclados en los puertos bajo administración portuguesa (35 en Lisboa), inmovilizados por falta de garantías para su seguridad. 1916: Después de 2 años de negociaciones y dudas, se creó esa empresa estatal que nacionalizó y colocó de nuevo en el circuito estas embarcaciones

1914: No momento da declaração de guerra, 72 navios alemães e 2 austro-húngaro eram ancorados em portos sob administração Portuguesa (35 em Lisboa), imobilizados por falta de garantias para sua segurança. 1916: Depois de 2 anos de negociações e hesitações, essa empresa foi criada para nacionalizar e repor essas embarcações a navegar

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 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
The name Blohm & Voss has stood for quality in ship construction and marine and mechanical engineering for 125 years. Blohm & Voss was founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss as a general partnership. A shipyard was built on the island of Kuhwerder having three building berths along a 250m water front. - - -

Although the company was almost completely demolished at the end of World War II, it still builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export. Today Blohm + Voss is an innovative German shipyard specializing in the construction of naval vessels and technically sophisticated megayachts from building facilities in Hamburg including repairs, refits, and modification of such vessels as well as merchant ships.

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