Clan Ogilvy (2)


Date of attack

21 Mar 1941

Fate

Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)

Position 20.04N, 25.45W - Grid DT 7653

Complement

85 (61 dead and 24 survivors).

Convoy

SL-68

Route

Chittagong - Freetown (13 Mar) - London - Glasgow

Cargo 5000 tons of general cargo, including pig iron, groundnuts and tea


Clan Ogilvy

Left Chittagong

For London

Lost 21 March 1941

Fate

Master

E Gough

Survived

Chief Officer

H C Carter

Survived

Fifth Engineer

W S Monro

Lost

Chief Steward

J Relke

Lost

Asst Steward

J A Murray

Lost

History

At 12.03 hours on 30 Jun, 1940, U-65 (Stockhausen) attacked the convoy SL-36 in 46°17N/14°35W and reported hits on two ships. In fact, only the Clan Ogilvy was hit.

She had been en route to from Tuticorin, India to London with a cargo of general cargo, including tea, groundnuts, chrome and manganese ore. No casualties.

The damaged ship was assisted by HMS Vesper (D 55) (LtCdr W.E.F. Hussey, DSC, RN) and HMS Gladiolus (K 34) (LtCdr H.M.C. Sanders, RNR) and arrived at Falmouth on 4 July.

The ship was repaired and returned to service in October 1940.

Notes on loss  

At 00.46 hours on 21 Mar, 1941, U-105 attacked the convoy SL-68 182 miles 350° from St. Antonio Island, Cape Verde Islands and sank the Clan Ogilvy and Benwyvis.

61 crew members from the Clan Ogilvy (Master Edward Gough) were lost.

The master and three crew members were picked up by the Batna and landed at Takoradi. 20 further survivors were rescued by the Spanish merchant ship Cabo Villano and landed at Santos.

Torpedoed and Sunk off West Africa - 1941

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan Ogilvy (2)

1914

1940 Damaged by gufire from E-Boat off St Catherines Point

1940 Damaged by torpedo and repaired

1940 Torpedoed and sunk off W Africa

5802

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

137782

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Steam 3 Cyl

564 NHP

3000 IHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

J H Gray

12/1914

Sunderland

S Africa

E Gough

3/1941

Chittagong

London

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