British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Kaye, Son & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)|
|Position||42.45N, 13.31W - Grid CG 1218|
|Complement||44 (44 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Manchester - Clyde - Freetown - Capetown|
|Cargo||7200 tons of commercial cargo and stores|
|Notes on event|
At 05.30 hours on 13 Mar, 1943, U-107 attacked the convoy OS-44 190 miles west of Cape Finisterre and reported hits on three ships. In fact, four ships were hit, the Clan Alpine, Marcella, Oporto and Sembilangan.
The master, 34 crew members and nine gunners from the Marcella (Master Richard Downie) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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