Date of attack
16 Aug 1940
Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position 57.30N, 17.14W - Grid AL 3783
108 (67 dead and 41 survivors).
Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay - coast of Malabar
6700 tons of general cargo
Notes on loss
At 19.32 hours on 16 Aug, 1940, the Clan Macphee (Master Thomas Philip B. Cranwell) in convoy OB-197 was hit by one torpedo from U-30 and sank about 350 miles west of North Uist, Outer Hebrides.
The master and 66 crew members were lost. 41 survivors were picked up by the Kelet, which was sunk by UA (Cohausz) on 19 Aug, 1940.
Six survivors from the Clan Macphee were lost, the remaining 35 survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Varegg and landed at Galway on 26 August.
We have listing of 72 people who were on this vessel
The following names are listed at the
Merchant Navy Memorial at Tower Hill