British Troop transport
|Completed||1938 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||36° 13'N, 7° 54'W - Grid CG 8665|
|Complement||336 (24 dead and 312 survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Glasgow|
|History||1939 the Ettrick was requisitioned by the Admiralty and used as troop transport. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.14 hours on 15 Nov 1942, U-155 fired a spread of four torpedoes at convoy MKF-1Y about 120 miles northwest of Gibraltar and heard three detonations, but was not able to made visual observations. The Ettrick and the HMS Avenger (D 14) were sunk and the USS Almaack (AK 27) was damaged.
The master, 204 crew members, 41 gunners and 66 naval ratings from the Ettrick (Master John Murray Legg) were picked up by the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Glaisdale (L 44) and landed at Gibraltar. Six crew members and 18 naval ratings were lost.
The master, John Murray Legg, was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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