Clan Buchanan (3)

Launched: 21st Dec. 1937

Completed: 28th April 1941


Whilst on voyage from U.K. to India via Durban intercepted by the raider "Pinguin" west of the Maldives on the 28th April 1941 and was sunk by gunfire.

The crew were taken prisoner, however the "Pinguin" herself was then sunk by H.M.S. "Cornwall" resulting in many of the rescued crew being killed.



Years in Service


Clan Buchanan (3)


1941 sunk by German raider Pinguin off Maldives; loss of 91 lives.


The following names are listed at the

Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill

The German Raider Pinguin

Sunk by German Raider Pinguin in The Indian Ocean - 1941

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