British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||The Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London|
|Date of attack||21 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||20° 04'N, 25° 45'W - Grid DT 7653|
|Complement||82 (36 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||Chittagong - Freetown (13 Mar) - London - Glasgow|
|Cargo||5000 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|
33 crew members and three gunners from the Clan Ogilvy (Master Edward Gough) were lost. The master and 19 crew members were rescued by the Spanish steam merchant Cabo Villano and landed at Santos.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Clan Ogilvy
|30 Jun 1940||U-65||Kptlt. Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen||Damaged||5,802|
|21 Mar 1941||U-105||Kptlt. Georg Schewe||Sunk||5,802|
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