Photo provided by Torsten Hagnéus/Kurt Illiminsky
Tonnage: 5,608 / 4,680 tons
Cargo 4,750 tons of coffee, wool, cheese and 60 tons of mail
Route: Buenos aires - Santos - Philadelphia
Sunk 1 Jan, 1943 by U-164 on position 00º 19"N 37º 26"W
At 04.30 hours on 1 Jan, 1943, the neutral Brageland was stopped by U-164 off the Brazilian coast, searched by a boarding party of three men and sunk according to the prize rules. The Germans ordered the crew to abandon ship in 30 minutes and then fired a torpedo, which caused the ship to sink by the bow after 6 minutes.