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SS Clan Ferguson WW1 loss?


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Hi Guys

Have a BWM to a Indian Casualty 2nd Cook Domingo Gomes-killed on the SS Clan Ferguson-was the ship torpedoed/mined and if so where and if sunk by torpedo by which Uboat

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Perce :lol:

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Found 2 Clan Ferguson - both torpedoed

Clan Ferguson (1) 1898 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Morocco; loss of 10 lives.

Clan Ferguson (2) 1938 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Malta convoy.

Still looking for the sub

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Perce,

Yes, Clan Ferguson was indeed torpedoed and sunk by a U-boat — UB 49 — on September 7, 1917 15 miles NW of Cape Spartel 35°50'N, 6°10'W while on a voyage from Glasgow to Alexandria and Bombay with a crgo of coal. 10 killed. Note that UB 49's commander at the time was Hans von Mellenthin, who would be awarded the Pour le Mérite on February 25, 1918.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Hi Guys

Fantastic thanks very much for the info-I found the WW2 one but couldn't find the WW1 one

Cheers

Perce :lol:

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  • 4 years later...

Hi Guys

Fantastic thanks very much for the info-I found the WW2 one but couldn't find the WW1 one

Cheers

Perce laugh.gif

7 April 2011

Hello Perce,

I was browsing/getting some info on a BWM named to this chap and I came across this thread. I purchased this BWM years ago (could not recall the exact year through eBay). As an additional note, in the SS Ferguson Wreck site at the Net, it's listed as being sunk by UB40...which is of course incorrect.

Regards,

Roy

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Most of the crew were Indian

Cheers Ron

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