Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,479 tons
Completed1912 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerHouston Line (London) Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Sep 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)
Position9° 26'N, 71° 20'E - Grid LC 1224
Complement100 (1 dead and 99 survivors).
RouteColombo (27 Sep) - Aden - UK 
Cargo4700 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 boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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