ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
BRAENEIL
Type
STEAMER, CARGO
Date
1912
Description
Yard Number: 520

Launched for North British Shipowners Limited (G. Elsmie & Son), Aberdeen on 14 November 1912.

In May 1917 this vessel was sold by North British to British buyers for about £24,500.

7th January 1918, en route from Swansea to Rouen, Braeneil spotted a German U-boat (given variously as U-93 or U-95) and rammed her conning tower, sinking the submarine. It was reported that to be quite sure of hitting the submarine the Braeneil then reversed over the spot. The crew received a reward and the captain received the DSC.
[Details in 'Lost Patrols: Submarine Wrecks of the English Channel' by Innes McCartney]

Sold in 1918 and renamed FLORIS for J & P Hutchison, Glasgow.

On 28 October 1924, this vessel was wrecked off Ile d'Yeu and was a probable total loss.
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Owner
North British Shipowners Limited, Aberdeen
Dimensions
length 155 5/12' x breadth 25 1/12' x depth 12'
Gross Tonnage: 424 ton

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