Clan MacPhee


Date of attack

16 Aug 1940

Fate

Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)

Position 57.30N, 17.14W - Grid AL 3783

Complement

108 (67 dead and 41 survivors).

Convoy

OB-197

Route

Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay - coast of Malabar

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1940

Clan MacPhee

Left Glasgow

For Bombay

Lost 16 August 1940

Fate

Master

T P Cranwill

Lost

Carpenter

G Bain

Lost

Chief Engineer

J Robertson

Lost

Third Engineer

W Innes

Lost

Chief Steward

J D Paterson

Lost

Cargo

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.

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