Date of attack
2 Dec 1940
Sunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)
55° 36'N, 16° 22'W - Grid AM 4416
74 (0 dead and 74 survivors).
Sydney NSW - Townsville, Queensland - Bermuda - Liverpool
3270 tons of sugar, 2000 tons of lead, 1900 tons of refrigerated foodstuffs and 460 tons of general cargo
Completed in June 1928 as Clan Macdonald for The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London. 1929 renamed Stirlingshire for Turnbull, Martin & Co Ltd, London.
Notes on event
At 18.23 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Stirlingshire (Master Charles Edward O’Byrne) in convoy HX-90 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-94 and sank with a starboard list about 280 miles west by north of Bloody Foreland. The master, 72 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the British steam merchant Empire Puma from the same convoy and landed at Liverpool.
A water colour of MV Stirlingshire entering Sydney Heads
Years in Service
1929 transferred from Clan Line renamed Stirlingshire,
1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic.
Pictured here on the River Mersey in Scottish Shire Line livery
At some time in the 1930s she was repainted in Clan Line livery and her funnel was raised