Banffshire (2)

Date of attack

29 Sep 1943

Fate

Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)

Position 09.26N, 71.20E - Grid LC 1224



Vessel

Built

Years in Service

Tonnage



Banffshire (2)




1911

ex- Clan Macrae (2),

1921 transferred from Clan Line

renamed Banffshire,

1932 transferred to Houston Line,

1943 torpedoed and sunk in Indian Ocean.



5058

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.

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