|Ship Class||Type VII-class Submarine|
|Builder||Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft|
|Ordered||21 Nov 1936|
|Laid Down||10 Mar 1937|
|Launched||8 Mar 1939|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1939|
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|8 Dec 1939Â||German submarine U-48 sank the ship Brandon of Allied convoy OB-48 in the Celtic Sea at 1155 hours. Master Richard Black Chisholm and other survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawlers Marie Jose Rosette and Tritten and landed at Milford Haven, Wales, United Kingdom. U-48 misidentified her victim as the Navasota, but this ship had been sunk by submarine U-47 three days earlier.|
|20 Jun 1940Â||At 1730 hours, 7,493-ton Dutch motor tanker Moordrecht was hit in the engine room by a torpedo from German submarine U-48, commanded by KorvettenkapitÃ¤n Hans Rudolf RÃ¶sing. Moordrecht exploded and sank by the stern within two minutes. The master and 24 crew members were lost. The ship had been in convoy HX-49 until 18 Jun 1940 when it was then ordered to proceed alone to her destination port. Four survivors eventually made it to a lifeboat.|
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