Clan Alpine (3)

Date of attack

13 Mar 1943  

Fate

Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)

Position 42.45N, 13.31W - Grid CG 1218

Complement

94 (28 dead and 66 survivors).

Sailing Notice from February 1921

Clan Alpine

Left Liverpool

For Walvis Bay

Lost 13 March 1943

Fate

Master

J H Crellin

Survived

Convoy

OS-44

Route

Liverpool (6 Mar) - Walvis Bay, South West Africa - Port Sudan

Cargo

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.

Torpedoed and Scuttled in The North Atlantic - 1943

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan Alpine (3)

1918

1943 Torpedoed and scuttled off Finisterre

5485

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

141879

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

John Kinkaid

Greenock

Steam 3 Cyl

538 NHP

2300 IHP

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