Clan Alpine (3)
Date of attack
13 Mar 1943
Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)
Position 42.45N, 13.31W - Grid CG 1218
94 (28 dead and 66 survivors).
Liverpool (6 Mar) - Walvis Bay, South West Africa - Port Sudan
11,317 tons of general cargo, including army and naval stores
Notes on loss
At 05.30 hours on 13 Mar, 1943, U-107 attacked the convoy OS-44 190 miles west of Cape Finisterre and reported hits on three ships. In fact, four ships were hit, the Clan Alpine, Marcella, Oporto and Sembilangan.
The Clan Alpine (Master Joseph Henry Crellin) was later scuttled by HMS Scarborough (L 25) (LtCdr E.B. Carnduff, RN) with depth charges. 28 crew members were lost. The master, 56 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the sloop, transferred to the British steam merchant Pendeen and landed at Gibraltar.
We have listing of 28 people who were on this vessel