Clan MacNaughton (2)
Date of attack
1 Aug 1942
Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position 11.54N, 54.25W - Grid EE 9456
82 (5 dead and 77 survivors).
Alexandria - Freetown (22 Jul) - Trinidad - New York
10,670 bales of cotton
Notes on loss
At 17.58 hours on 1 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Clan Macnaughton (Master Robert John Wylie Bennett) was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-155 and sank after 15 minutes about 180 miles east of Tobago. Four crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 28 survivors in one lifeboat landed on Tobago Island. The chief officer and 24 survivors were picked up by the Empire Bede and landed at Port of Spain on 5 August. The third mate and 22 survivors landed at Trinidad.
We have listing of 6 people who were on this vessel