British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||The Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & 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||94 (28 dead and 66 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (6 Mar) - Walvis Bay, South West Africa - Port Sudan|
|Cargo||11,317 tons of general cargo, including army and naval stores|
|History||Completed in April 1918 |
|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 Clan Alpine (Master Joseph Henry Crellin) was later scuttled by HMS Scarborough (L 25) (LtCdr E.B. Carnduff, RN) with depth charges. 28 crew members were lost. The master, 56 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the sloop, transferred to the British steam merchant Pendeen and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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