Clan Skene


Date of attack

10 May 1942

Fate

Sunk by U-333 (Peter-Erich Cremer)

Position 31.43N, 70.43W - Grid DC 6111

Complement

82 (9 dead and 73 survivors).

Route

Beira, Portuguese East Africa - Capetown (15 Apr) - New York

Cargo

2006 tons of chrome ore

Notes on loss  

At 09.05 hours on 10 May 1942, the unescorted Clan Skene (Master Edward Gough) was hit by two torpedoes from U-333 and sank about 300 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. The U-boat had been badly damaged by depth charges of an escort ship three days before and was limping back to France. Cremer wrote in the KTB, that the sinking of this ship was like .. a balm after these terrible depth charges.

Nine crew members from the Clan Skene were lost. The master and 72 survivors were picked up by USS McKean (APD 5) and landed at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Crewlists

We have listing of 10 people who were on this vessel

Clan Line Home Page
Previous Page Next Page Go to Home Page South American Saint Line Springbok Line Castle line Union Steamship Co Union-Castle Line inc Union Line and Castle Line Scottish Tankers Scottish Shire Line Safmarine Mail Ships Houston Line Hector Whaling Co Clan Line Steamers Cayzer Irvine/CI Shipping Bullard King B & C Home Page Bowater Steamship Co Select Crew Lists King Line Steamship Co