Clan MacDougall (2)


Date of attack

31 May 1941

Fate

Sunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)

Position 16.50N, 25.10W - Grid EJ 1931

Complement

87 (2 dead and 85 survivors).

Torpedoed and Sunk in The Atlantic - 1941

Clan MacDougall

Left Glasgow

For South Africa

Lost 31 May 1941

Fate

Master

C H Parfitt

Survived

Engineer

A C Courtenay

Lost

Fifth Engineer

T S Graham

Survived

Route

Glasgow (30 Apr) - Liverpool (12 May) - Cape Verde - East London, South Africa

Cargo

7500 tons of general cargo

Notes on loss  

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.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan MacDougall (2)

1929

1935 In collision with Hjortholm in Swansea

1941 Torpedoed and sunk near Cape Verde Islands

6843

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

160234

Greenock Dockyard

Greenock

John Kincaid

Greenock

Motor 8 Cyl

Burmeister & Wain

4830 BHP

6440 IHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

C H Parfitt

4/1941

Glasgow

S Africa

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