Clan MacTaggart (1)


Date of attack

16 Nov 1942  

Fate

Sunk by U-92 (Adolf Oelrich)

Position 36.08N, 07.23W - Grid CG 9457

Complement

172 (3 dead and 169 survivors).

This ship played an important role in the Second World War as she carried troops, ammunition and stores for the landings in North Africa.  

Tragically she was lost after being torpedoed off Gibraltar. Unknown to her captain, the convoy they were to join had been re-routed leaving her prey to the enemy.

Torpedoed and Sunk SW of Cadiz - 1942

Clan MacTaggart

Left Gibraltar

For Clyde

Lost 16 November 1942

Fate

Master

J H Crellin

Survived

First Radio Officer

H J Workman

Survived

Convoy

MKS-1X

Route

Gibraltar (15 Nov) - Clyde

Cargo

Ballast

Notes on loss  

At 05.49 hours on 16 Nov, 1942, the Clan Mactaggart (Master Joseph Henry Crellin) in convoy MKS-1X was torpedoed and sunk by U-92 50 miles southwest of Cadiz.

Two crew members and one naval personnel were lost. The master, 97 crew members, 17 gunners and 54 naval personnel were picked up by HMS Coreopsis (K 32) (LtCdr A.H. Davies, RNVR).

The survivors were distributed by the corvette to HMS Landguard (Y 56) (LtCdr T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RN) and HMS Lulworth (Y 60) (LtCdr C. Gwinner, DSO, RN) and landed at Londonderry.

34 Lascars on HMS Lulworth were later transferred to the Havildar sailing in the same convoy.

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