Clan Murray (2)


At 4 a.m. on May 29, 1917, under the command of Captain John E. Woodall, while en route from Port Pirie, S. Australia to Belfast with a cargo of wheat, the vessel was torpedoed by UC 55, Oberleutnant zur See Theodor Schultz in command, 40 miles WxS of Fastnet  At 50.57N, 10.21W.

It was armed with just one recently installed gun.

The Captain & the 3rd officer, A. G. Macpherson, were 'blown off the bridge by the force of the explosion'.

The Captain recovered somewhat, stopped the engines, went below to destroy the code books & was never seen again. Macpherson was taken aboard UC 55, & taken to Germany as a prisoner and possibly  the 3rd Engineer as well.

 64 persons died - nearly all on those on board.

Torpedoed and Sunk near Fastnet - 1917

Clan Murray

Left Port Pirie

For Belfast

Lost 29 May 1917

Fate

Master

J E Woodall

Lost

Third Officer

A G MacPherson

Taken Prisoner

Deck Officer or Apprentice

G S Hobson

Lost

Radio Officer

J M Carew

Lost

Carpenter

A Emerson

Lost

Engineer

J Graham

Lost


L MacDonald

Lost


C J McKenna

Lost


J Muirhead

Lost


J Napier

Lost


A Smith

Lost

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