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Name: CLAN ROSS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/09/1914
Completed: 10/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 959
Dimensions: 5971grt, 3757nrt, 430.0 x 54.3 x 29.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27.5, 45.5 & 75.0 x 54ins), 413nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136330
History:
10/1914 Clan Line Steamers Ltd
1938 British & South American Steam Navigation Co Ltd (RP Houston & Co), London
04/04/1942 Sank
Comments: 05/05/1918: Torpedoed by U-Boat UB48, 28 miles off Cape Camaret, Gulf of Lyons
The U-Boat, which had no torpedoes left, fired 32 shells into CLAN ROSS, as well as 2 at the armed trawler ACHENAR, which was standing by the stricken ship. Towed into Toulon next day by the tug MILON. Nine men killed in the action.
04/04/1942: Torpedoed & sunk by Japanese submarine I-6, 350miles SW of Bombay


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