Breda was a cargo steamer laid down by Nieuwe Waterweg Scheepsbouwmaatschappij in Sciedam, and was launched in 1921 for the Dutch company Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij. After the German invasion of Be-Ne-Lux and France in May 1940, she reached England and was fitted out as an armed merchant ship. While she laid at anchor outside Lismore loaded with merchant goods and military supplies waiting for a convoy, she was spotted and attacked by German Heinkel 111 airplanes 23. December 1940. She was damaged by a few near misses bombs and developed a leak, and was towed away and laid up in The wreck rest today standing on her keel in

Former names:

122,0 x 17,8 x 10,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6906 grt
Schiedam ( NL ) 1921
Amsterdam ( NL )

56°28'33.0"N 5°25'00.0"W

Last updated: December 2020