Clan MacLachlan (1)


19 July 1917 sunk in collision off Gibraltar; loss of 6 lives.


Under the command of Captain J E McLean she was run down by the Italian steamer EUROPA when 60 miles SW of Cape Spartel on passage Cardiff for Gibraltar.


As it was wartime both ships were sailing without lights.


Her third engineer Mr N Peacock was killed by the collision and five Lascar seamen drowned.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Clan MacLachlan (1)

1900

1915 Requisitioned as transport for Indian Expeditionary Force

1917 Sunk near Gibraltar after collision

4729

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

111252

Alexander Stephen

Glasgow

Alexander Stephen

Glasgow

Steam 3 Cyl

398 NHP

1

Master

Date

Left

Destination

J E McLean

10/1914

Glasgow

Calcutta


7/1917

Cardiff

Gibraltar

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