Ships hit by U-boats

Clan Macphee

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameClan Macphee
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,628 tons
Completed1911 - Irvine‚Äôs Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool 
OwnerThe Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London 
Date of attack16 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position57° 30'N, 17° 14'W - Grid AL 3783
Complement108 (67 dead and 41 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Liverpool - Bombay - coast of Malabar 
Cargo6700 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in June 1911 
Notes on event

At 19.32 hours on 16 Aug 1940 the Clan Macphee (Master Thomas Philip B. Cranwell) in convoy OB-197 was hit by one torpedo from U-30 and sank about 350 miles west of North Uist, Outer Hebrides. The master and 66 crew members were lost. 41 survivors were picked up by the Kelet, which was sunk by UA (Cohausz) on 19 Aug 1940. Six survivors from the Clan Macphee were lost, the remaining 35 survivors were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Varegg and landed at Galway on 26 August.

On boardWe have details of 74 people who were on board

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