British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||The Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||29 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||54.10N, 12.00W - Grid AM 4977|
|Complement||94 (6 dead and 88 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney NSW - Melbourne - Panama - Liverpool|
|Cargo||4000 tons of wheat and grain, 2000 tons of dried fruit, 1500 tons of zinc and 840 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in September 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 02.15 hours on 29 Jul, 1940, the unescorted Clan Menzies (Master William John Hughes) was hit aft by one G7e torpedo from U-99 sank sank by the stern after one hour about 150 miles west of Loop Head, Co. Clare. The ship had been spotted five hours earlier and missed with a first G7e torpedo at 02.03 hours. Six crew members were lost. The master and 87 crew members landed at Enniscrone, Co. Sligo.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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