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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

58)CLAN MACPHERSON U-515




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Built: 1929


Tonnage: 6,940 / 10,740 tons


Cargo: 8,440 tons of general cargo, including 2,750 tons of pig iron, zinc, linseed, tea, jute, mica and groundnuts


Route: Calcutta - Durban - Takoradi - Freetown - Trinidad - UK


Sunk by U-515 on May 1st 1943 in pos 07° 58'N 14° 14'W


4 Dead


136 Survivors


At 05.40 hours on 1 May 1943, U-515 attacked the convoy TS-37 for a second time about 75 miles southwest of Freetown and fired three single torpedoes. The first hit the City of Singapore after 1 minute 8 seconds in the stern and the ship was observed to burn fiercely before she sank. The second torpedo hit the Mokambo after 1 minute 5 seconds and set her on fire. The third torpedo hit after 35 seconds the Clan Macpherson, which began to sink by the stern.


The Clan Macpherson (Master Edward Gough) foundered later in 08°04"N/14°12"W. Four crew members were lost. The master, 126 crew members, seven gunners and two naval signalmen were picked up by HMS Arran (T 06) (T/Lt D.S. Hutton, RNR) and landed at Freetown the same day. 


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