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23)EMPIRE BRUCE MoWT U-123





Built 1941


Tonnage: 7,459 / 4,497 tons


Cargo 9,141 tons of linseed 


Route: Buenos Aires - Freetown - UK


Sunk 18/Apr/43 by U-123 on pos. 06º.40’ N, 13º.17’ W


0 Dead


49 Survivors


Completed in August 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 


At 12.39 hours on 18 Apr, 1943, the unescorted Empire Bruce(Master J. Edwards) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-123 about 100 miles southwest of Freetown. She capsized and sank after being hit by two coups de grâce at 13.51 and 14.19 hours. The master, 41 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the British minesweeper HMS MMS-107 (Skipper H.J. Craven) and landed at Freetown on 19 April. 


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