On this day (23rd March) WW1 Shipwreckollections

Posted: 23 March 2017 Posted In: Shipwreckollections

SS Clan Macmillan (1901-1917)

British merchant steam ship Clan Macmillan was built in 1901 by Mcmillan A. & Son Ltd., Dumbarton. At the time of her loss, she was owned by Clan Line Steamers Ltd., London.

SS Clan Macmillan

On 23 March 1917, the 4,525 tonne vessel was returning to Glasgow from London with a cargo of coir matting from Chittagong. Whilst five miles SW of Newhaven, Clan Macmillan was targeted and torpedoed by a German U-boat, however it did not sink for several hours.

Thankfully, there were no casualties.

Photo credit: wrecksite.eu

Posted In: Shipwreckollections