Clan Buchanan (3)

Built: Greenock Dockyard, Glasgow

Yard No: 431

Official No: 165929

Tonnage: 7266 grt., 3692 net.

Propulsion: Twin screw, steam turbine.

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 "Penguin" 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

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