Banffshire (2)

Date of attack

29 Sep 1943


Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)

Position 09.26N, 71.20E - Grid LC 1224


100 (1 dead and 99 survivors).


Colombo (27 Sep) - Aden - UK


4700 tons of coconut oil, copra, plumbago, rubber and tea

Notes on loss  

At 20.56 hours on 29 Sep, 1943, the Banffshire (Master Herbert Evans) was torpedoed and sunk by U-532 southwest of the Laccadive Islands. One crew member was lost. The master, 88 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by HMIS Rajputana (J 197) (Lt W.G. Coltham, RIN) and landed at Colombo.


We have listing of 3 people who were on this vessel

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