On 22 July 1917, SS Breda was on her way from Rotterdam to London, loaded with potatoes. 8 miles to the Southwest of the light ship Noord-Hinder, the German submarine UB-35 tried to stop the freighter with a shot ahead. The Breda refused to stop and managed to escape from the U-boat, which fired several shots on the fleeing vessel. Later that day, the Breda was torpedoed without warning by UB-18. The crew was rescued by a British destroyer, which took them to the light ship Noord-Hinder. After about 24 hours, they were picked up there by a pilot vessel and taken to the port of Vlissingen.
Built: E.J. Smit & Zoon, Hoogezand, Groningen, Netherlands, 1915
Owner: N.V. Maatschappij Stoomschip 'Breda', Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland,
Propulsion: steam. Triple Expansion
Dimensions: 36.27 x 6.78 x 3.04
Tonnage: 257 gross, 125 netto
|Master||W. K. de Wit|
|Speed||7 knots ~ 8 mph (13 km/h)|
|Length||119 feet (36.3 m)|
|Draft||10 feet (3 m)|
|Displacement||257 ton (129 last)|
The wreck is completely unrecognizeable and spread over an area of 45 by 10 meters. The remains were probably cleared in 1982, together with those of several other wrecks.