British Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Houston Line (London) Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Sep 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)|
|Position||9° 26'N, 71° 20'E - Grid LC 1224|
|Complement||100 (1 dead and 99 survivors).|
|Route||Colombo (27 Sep) - Aden - UK|
|Cargo||4700 tons of coconut oil, copra, plumbago, rubber and tea|
|History||Completed in January 1912 as Clan Macrae 1921 renamed Banffshire. |
|Notes on event|
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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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