Clan MacFarlane (1)


On Dec. 30, 1915, Clan Macfarlane was in the eastern Mediterranean, en route from the Clyde & Liverpool to Bombay, India, with a general cargo.

It was torpedoed & sunk by U-38. At 34.06N/26.08E, per U-38's KTB ('kriegstagebuch' or war diary) or 34.50N/25.55E per Miramar, or 34.05N/25.44E, 66 miles SExS of Cape Martello, Crete.

Of the 75 aboard, 52 lost their lives, including the Captain (J W Swanston).

U-38 sank 138 vessels in its long career. It was captained by the much decorated (including 'Pour le Mérite', i.e. the Blue Max) Max Valentiner who was responsible for the sinking of 143 merchant ships, 1 warship, with others captured & damaged.

Torpedoed and Sunk in The Mediterranean - 1915

Clan MacFarlane

Left Liverpool

For Bombay

Lost 30 December 1915

Fate

Master

J W Swanston

Lost

Third Officer

T M Whyte

Lost

Carpenter

H Downie

Lost

Leading Seaman

J C Carter

Lost

Steward

W S McIntyre

Lost

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan MacFarlane (1)

1898

1915 Torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean

4823

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

108742

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Wm Doxford

Sunderland

Steam 3 Cyl

437 NHP

2800 IHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

J W Swanston

7/1914




5/1915




12/1915

Liverpool

Bombay

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