Ships hit by U-boats

Clan Macdougall

British Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameClan Macdougall
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,843 tons
Completed1929 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerThe Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London 
Date of attack31 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)
Position16° 50'N, 25° 10'W - Grid EJ 1931
Complement87 (2 dead and 85 survivors).
RouteGlasgow (30 Apr) - Liverpool (12 May) - Cape Verde - East London, South Africa 
Cargo7500 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in January 1929 
Notes on event

At 03.13 hours on 31 May 1941 the unescorted Clan Macdougall (Master Cyril H. Parfitt) was hit by one torpedo from U-106 north of the Cape Verde Islands. The U-boat had observed the vessel leaving a harbour on São Vicente and followed her. A second torpedo became a circle runner and a third torpedo missed at 03.24 hours. The ship sank eleven minutes after being hit by a coup de grâce at 03.34 hours. Two crew members were lost. The master, 74 crew members and ten gunners landed at Santo Antão, Cape Verde Islands.

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