Clan MacPhee

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

Torpedoed and Sunk in North Atlantic 1940

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