British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||The Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||44.57N, 13.40W - Grid BE 9153|
|Complement||78 (4 dead and 74 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Liverpool - Glasgow|
|Cargo||3300 tons of tea, 1900 tons of jute, 1750 tons of pig iron and 2600 tons of general cargo, including coconuts and cotton|
|History||Completed in October 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.35 hours on 17 Oct, 1939, the Clan Chisholm (Master Francis T. Stenson) in convoy HG-3 was hit aft by one torpedo from U-48 and sank about 150 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. The ship had been hit by a dud torpedo at 20.32 hours. Four crew members were lost. The master and 41 survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Bardaland and landed at Kirkwall. 17 crew members were picked up by the Norwegian whaler Skudd and 15 others by the Warwick Castle.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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