Ships hit by U-boats


Clan Ogilvy

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameClan Ogilvy
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,802 tons
Completed1914 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerThe Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack21 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position20° 04'N, 25° 45'W - Grid DT 7653
Complement85 (61 dead and 24 survivors).
ConvoySL-68
RouteChittagong - Freetown (13 Mar) - London - Glasgow 
Cargo5000 tons of general cargo, including pig iron, groundnuts and tea 
History Completed in December 1914

At 12.03 hours on 30 Jun 1940, U-65 (Stockhausen) attacked the convoy SL-36 in 46°17N/14°35W and reported hits on two ships. In fact, only the Clan Ogilvy was hit. She had been en route to from Tuticorin, India to London with a cargo of general cargo, including tea, groundnuts, chrome and manganese ore. No casualties. The damaged ship was assisted by HMS Vesper (D 55) (LtCdr W.E.F. Hussey, DSC, RN) and HMS Gladiolus (K 34) (LtCdr H.M.C. Sanders, RNR) and arrived at Falmouth on 4 July. The ship was repaired and returned to service in October 1940. 
Notes on event

At 00.46 hours on 21 March 1941, U-105 attacked the convoy SL-68 182 miles 350° from St. Antonio Island, Cape Verde Islands and sank the Clan Ogilvy and Benwyvis.

61 crew members from the Clan Ogilvy (Master Edward Gough) were lost. The master and three crew members were picked up by the Batna and landed at Takoradi. 20 further survivors were rescued by the Spanish steam merchant Cabo Villano and landed at Santos.

 
On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

Attack entries for Clan Ogilvy

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
30 Jun 1940U-65Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von StockhausenDamaged5,802  
21 Mar 1941U-105Kptlt. Georg ScheweSunk5,802  

Locations of attacks on Clan Ogilvy.

ship sunk. ship damaged.


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