Banffshire (2)

Date of attack

29 Sep 1943

Fate

Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)

Position 09.26N, 71.20E - Grid LC 1224



Torpedoed and Sunk in The Indian Ocean - 1943

Banffshire

Left Colombo

For UK via Aden

Lost 29 September 1943

Fate

Master

H Evans

Survived

Crew Member

J H Bootle

Survived

Complement

100 (1 dead and 99 survivors).

Route

Colombo (27 Sep) - Aden - UK

Cargo

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.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Banffshire (2)

1911

Ex Clan MacRae (2)

1921 Transferred from Clan Line renamed Banffshire

1943 Torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean

5058

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

133005

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Steam 3 Cyl

666 NHP

4000 IHP

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