History
Belgium
Name: Bruges
Namesake: Bruges, Belgium
Owner: Adolf Deppe - Cie Nationale Belge de Transports Maritimes
Port of registry: Germany Geestemunde, Germany
Builder: Tecklenborg J. C. - Johann Carl Tecklenborg A.G. (Abegg, J.S.)
Completed: 1904
Maiden voyage: 1904
In service: 1904
Out of service: 9 July 1940
Fate: Shelled and sunk
General characteristics
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 4,984 GRT
Length: 122.19 metres (400 ft 11 in)
Beam: 15.91 metres (52 ft 2 in)
Depth: 7.77 metres (25 ft 6 in)
Installed power: Quadruple 4cyl expansion engine
Speed: 11 knots
Crew: 44

The SS Bruges was a Belgian cargo ship that was shelled by Thor ( Kriegsmarine) in the South Atlantic at (4°S 28°W / 4°S 28°W / -4; -28).

Construction

The SS Bruges was constructed in 1904 at the Joh. C. Tecklenborg A.G. shipyard in Geestemunde, Germany. She was completed in 1904 and sailed under the Belgian flag.

The ship was 122.19 metres (400 ft 11 in) long, with a beam of 15.91 metres (52 ft 2 in). She had a depth of 7.77 metres (25 ft 6 in). The ship was assessed at 4,984 GRT. She had a quadruple 4cyl expansion engine. The engine was rated at 505 nhp.

Sinking

On 9 July 1940, Bruges was shelled and sunk by Thor in the South Atlantic, (4°S 28°W / 4°S 28°W / -4; -28) . The 44 crew members were taken Prisoners of war.[1][Note 1]

Wreck

The wreck has not been located yet.

References

  1. ^ "Bruges". Wrecksite. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.