Irish Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Limerick SS Co Ltd, Limerick|
|Date of attack||22 Aug 1941||Nationality: Irish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||40.43N, 11.39W - Grid CG 1953|
|Complement||32 (19 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Lisbon|
|Cargo||1000 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in April 1926 |
|Notes on loss|
At 23.31 hours on 22 Aug, 1941, U-564 fired a salvo of four torpedoes at the convoy OG-71 west of Aveiro, Portugal and observed four different detonations and three columns of fire, later lifeboats were seen. Suhren thought that he had sunk two ships and damaged two others. However, only two ships were hit and sunk, the Empire Oak and Clonlara.
The Clonlara (Master Joseph Reynolds) had picked up 13 survivors from Alva on 19 August. The master, 10 crew members and 8 survivors were lost. Eight crew members and five survivors were picked up by HMS Campion (K 108) (LtCdr A. Johnson, RNVR) and landed at Gibraltar on 24 August.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 24 people who were on this vessel|
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