Clan MacTaggart (1)
Date of attack
16 Nov 1942
Sunk by U-92 (Adolf Oelrich)
Position 36.08N, 07.23W - Grid CG 9457
172 (3 dead and 169 survivors).
This ship played an important role in the Second World War as she carried troops, ammunition and stores for the landings in North Africa.
Tragically she was lost after being torpedoed off Gibraltar. Unknown to her captain, the convoy they were to join had been re-routed leaving her prey to the enemy.
Lost 16 November 1942
J H Crellin
First Radio Officer
H J Workman
Gibraltar (15 Nov) - Clyde
Notes on loss
At 05.49 hours on 16 Nov, 1942, the Clan Mactaggart (Master Joseph Henry Crellin) in convoy MKS-1X was torpedoed and sunk by U-92 50 miles southwest of Cadiz.
Two crew members and one naval personnel were lost. The master, 97 crew members, 17 gunners and 54 naval personnel were picked up by HMS Coreopsis (K 32) (LtCdr A.H. Davies, RNVR).
The survivors were distributed by the corvette to HMS Landguard (Y 56) (LtCdr T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RN) and HMS Lulworth (Y 60) (LtCdr C. Gwinner, DSO, RN) and landed at Londonderry.
34 Lascars on HMS Lulworth were later transferred to the Havildar sailing in the same convoy.