Clan MacNaughton (2)


Date of attack

1 Aug 1942  

Fate

Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)

Position 11.54N, 54.25W - Grid EE 9456


Torpedoed and Sunk in The Atlantic - 1942

Clan MacNaughton

Left Alexandria

For New York

Lost 1 August 1942

Fate

Master

R J W Bennet

Survived

Complement

82 (5 dead and 77 survivors).

Route

Alexandria - Freetown (22 Jul) - Trinidad - New York

Cargo

10,670 bales of cotton

Notes on loss  

At 17.58 hours on 1 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Clan Macnaughton (Master Robert John Wylie Bennet) was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-155 and sank after 15 minutes about 180 miles east of Tobago.

Four crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 28 survivors in one lifeboat landed on Tobago Island. The chief officer and 24 survivors were picked up by the Empire Bede and landed at Port of Spain on 5 August. The third mate and 22 survivors landed at Trinidad.

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