Years in Service
ex- Clan Macrae (2),
1921 transferred from Clan Line
1932 transferred to Houston Line,
1943 torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean.
Date of attack
29 Sep 1943
Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)
Position 09.26N, 71.20E - Grid LC 1224
For UK via Aden
Lost 29 September 1943
J H Bootle
100 (1 dead and 99 survivors).
Colombo (27 Sep) - Aden - UK
4700 tons of coconut oil, copra, plumbago, rubber and tea
Notes on loss
At 20.56 hours on 29 Sep, 1943, the Banffshire (Master Herbert Evans) was torpedoed and sunk by U-532 southwest of the Laccadive Islands.
One crew member was lost.
The master, 88 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by HMIS Rajputana (J 197) (Lt W.G. Coltham, RIN) and landed at Colombo.