Ships hit by U-boats

Clan Mactaggart

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameClan Mactaggart
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,622 tons
Completed1920 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine 
OwnerThe Clan Line Steamers Ltd (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd), London 
Date of attack16 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-92 (Adolf Oelrich)
Position36° 08'N, 7° 23'W - Grid CG 9457
Complement172 (3 dead and 169 survivors).
RouteGibraltar (15 Nov) - Clyde 
History Completed in November 1920 
Notes on event

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.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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