The Red Duster The Merchant Navy Crest

ss CITY OF CAIRO

A tribute to the British Merchant Navy - they also served!

The Ellerman Hall vessel ss CITY OF CAIRO torpedoed on 6th November 1942

My Father's Ships

Below is the record of service in the British Merchant Navy (1938 - 1960) including active service in World War II, of my late father AB & QM Malcolm "Calum" MacLean MN, R171920.

My Father's Ships from 1938 - 1960
No Date Joined Date Left Ship Built Official Number Company Fate/Comments
1 29/04/1938 Unknown CALIFORNIA 1923 147871 Anchor Line Sunk by German aircraft on 11th July 1943.
2 16/06/1938 Unknown PACIFIC PRESIDENT 1928 160376 Furness, Withy & Co Torpedoed and sunk by U-43 on 2nd December 1940. Part of convoy OB 251.
3 07/10/1938 Unknown INGOLA 1925 147950 MacLea & McIntyre Broken up Mukaishima, Japan 10.1.61.
4 07/01/1939 27/03/1939 OLIVEGROVE 1929 160236 Grove Line Torpedoed and sunk by U-33 on 7th September 1939.
5 30/03/1939 25/09/1939 AELYBRYN 1938 166427 Brynymor SS Co Torpedoed and sunk by U-160 on 11th March 1943.
6 16/11/1939 08/02/1940 CITY OF GUILDFORD 1919 140630 Ellerman Hall Line Torepdoed and sunk by U-593 on 27th March 1943.
7 16/05/1940 26/05/1940 BLACKHEATH 1936 164668 Watts, Watts & Co - Britain SS Co Torpedoed and damaged by U-870 on 10th January 1945, and became a Constructive Total Loss (CTL).
8 18/06/1940 21/01/1941 CAPE NELSON 1929 145656 Lyle Shipping Co Torpedoed and sunk by U-95 on 24th February 1941. Part of convoy OB 288.
9 14/06/1941 05/12/1941 LAURELWOOD 1929 161261 John I Jacobs & Co Broken up Hamburg, Germany 31.5.1959.
10 28/05/1942 06/11/1942 CITY OF CAIRO 1915 137423 Ellerman Hall Line Torpedoed and sunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten) on 6th November 1942 in posn 23°30S 05°30W. 13 days in open boat (No.5). Rescued by SS Clan Alpine. Landed at St Helena.
11 9/12/1942 30/12/1942 CLAN COLQUHOUN 1918 142741 Clan Line Passenger from St Helena to South Africa for onward repatriation to UK. (Scrapped Osaka, Japan 1956).
12 10/04/1943 22/04/1943 QUEEN MARY 1936 164282 Cunard White Star Line Repatriated, passenger from CapeTown to Gourock. (1967 sold to City of Long Beach, California as a museum ship).
13 22/07/1943 18/10/1943 CRAGSMAN 1924 147922 J Kennedy & Sons Glasgow Broken up Preston, England 15.2.1953.
14 01/11/1943 28/02/1944 EMPIRE SHEARWATER 1920 167632 MOWT/Douglas & Ramsay Scrapped Istanbul, Turkey 1959.
15 07/03/1944 11/08/1944 SAMOTA 1943 169654 MOWT/Elder Demster Sick Bombay, India.------(Scrapped Aviles, Spain 14.9.1971).
16 19/09/1944 18/11/1944 HARPALYCE 1942 168334 Hain SS Company Declared fit to sail (Passenger)-----(Scrapped Valencia, Spain Oct, 1966).
17 23/12/1944 30/12/1944 EMPIRE SUMMER 1941 168670 MOWT/Turnbul & Scott Broken up China 1985.
18 01/03/1945 10/08/1945 EMPIRE ORKNEY 1942 169433 MOWT/FT Everard & Sons Scrapped Bruges, Belgium 3.5.1969.
19 27/08/1945 16/09/1945 FORT SANDUSKY 1945 180649 MOWT/Ellerman Scrapped Castellon 1973.
20 16/09/1945 23/06/1947 FORT SANDUSKY 1945 180649 MOWT/Ellerman Ditto.
21 23/06/1947 02/10/1947 FORT CONSTANTINE 1944 169996 MOWT/Ellerman Scrapped Hamburg, Germany 24.10.1969.
22 21/02/1948 23/03/1948 SALACIA 1937 165910 Donaldson Line Broken up Dalmuir, Scotland 3.3.1960.
23 25/03/1948 20/05/1948 SALACIA 1937 165910 Donaldson Line Ditto.
24 03/06/1948 04/08/1948 BRITISH RANGER 1948 181916 British Tanker Company Scrapped Faslane, Scotland 1.3.1963.
25 05/08/1948 06/11/1948 BRITISH RANGER 1948 181916 British Tanker Company Ditto
26 06/11/1948 21/01/1949 BRITISH RANGER 1948 181916 British Tanker Company Ditto
27 25/01/1949 07/02/1949 RATHLIN 1936 164098 Clyde Shipping Co Broken up Passage West 30.12.1963.
28 04/03/1949 31/07/1949 PORT MACQUARIE 1944 169750 Port Line Broken up Kaohsiung, Taiwan 13.9.1968.
29 13/08/1949 18/10/1949 VALLDEMOSA 1935 164046 Gow/Harrison & Co Broken up Savona 11.5.1955.
30 01/11/1949 12/05/1950 AUSTRALIND 1944 169961 Australind Shipping Co Broken up Santander, Spain 13.3.1972.
31 02/06/1950 26/08/1950 WAVE GOVERNOR 1944 180489 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Scrapped Rosyth, Scotland 9.8.1960
32 28/09/1950 30/10/1950 BISCOE 1949 183120 Hektor Whaling Company Scrapped Mexico 1968.
33 07/11/1950 20/02/1951 CALEDONIA 1948 182083 Anchor Line Scrapped Hamburg, Germany 1970.
34 21/02/1951 23/05/1951 CALEDONIA 1948 182083 Anchor Line Ditto
35 24/05/1951 02/09/1951 CALEDONIA 1948 182083 Anchor Line Ditto
36 30/09/1951 02/01/1952 CITY OF PERTH (4) 1949 182127 Ellerman City Line Beached near Alexandria, Egypt 3.1.1968.
37 02/01/1952 23/01/1952 CITY OF PERTH (4) 1949 182127 Ellerman City Line Ditto
38 25/02/1952 28/08/1952 RHODESIA STAR 1943 181945 Blue Star Line Broken up Kaohsiung, Taiwan 5.1.1974.
39 10/10/1952 09/04/1953 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan 2.7.1975.
40 22/04/1953 07/05/1953 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
41 08/05/1953 29/10/1953 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
42 30/10/1953 23/11/1953 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
43 24/11/1953 22/04/1954 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
44 23/04/1954 19/05/1954 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
45 26/05/1954 16/11/1954 CITY OF WINCHESTER 1952 184717 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto
46 21/12/1954 18/01/1955 CITY OF LIVERPOOL 1949 182485 Ellerman Hall Line Broken up Shanghai, China, Feb, 1973.
47 02/02/1955 23/04/1955 CITY OF YORK 1953 185966 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Sold to Greece 1971.
48 24/04/1955 10/05/1955 CITY OF YORK 1953 185966 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Ditto.
49 25/05/1955 01/09/1955 CALEDONIA 1948 182083 Anchor Line Scrapped Hamburg, Germany 1970.
50 02/10/1955 07/11/1955 CITY OF PARIS (3) 1922 146256 Ellerman City Line Broken up Newport 24.2.1956.
51 08/11/1955 19/01/1956 CITY OF PARIS (3) 1922 146256 Ellerman City Line Ditto.
52 01/02/1956 25/02/1956 CITY OF PARIS (3) 1922 146256 Ellerman City Line Ditto.
53 28/03/1956 18/04/1956 CITY OF NEWCASTLE (2) 1956 187125 Ellerman Hall Line Broken up Chittagong, Bangladesh 23.10.1980.
54 19/04/1956 09/07/1956 CITY OF NEWCASTLE (2) 1956 187125 Ellerman Hall Line Ditto.
55 10/07/1956 17/07/1956 CITY OF NEWCASTLE (2) 1956 187125 Ellerman Hall Line Ditto.
56 11/08/1956 12/08/1956 DELPHIC 1949 183574 Shaw/Saville Line Scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan 14.8.1971.
57 17/08/1956 06/10/1956 CRANE 1937 165376 General Steam Navigation Co Sold to Greece 1964. Broken up 1981
58 29/10/1956 03/12/1956 CITY OF KIMBERLEY 1925 148579 Ellerman & Bucknall Line Broke tow & wrecked 22°45N 115°02E on 5.9.64
59 18/12/1956 28/12/1956 MAHANADA 1943 168867 Brocklebank T & J Broken up Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 3.1968.
60 08/01/1957 13/05/1957 CITY OF OXFORD (3) 1948 182105 Ellerman City Line Scrapped Kaohsiung, Taiwan 1978.
61 14/05/1957 05/06/1957 CITY OF OXFORD (3) 1948 182105 Ellerman City Line Ditto.
62 13/06/1957 20/09/1957 CITY OF OXFORD (3) 1948 182105 Ellerman City Line Ditto.
63 21/09/1957 09/10/1957 CITY OF OXFORD (3) 1948 182105 Ellerman City Line Ditto.
64 06/11/1957 21/12/1957 MOUNTPARK 1946 181223 Denholm Shipping Co Sunk in Agean Sea 12.12.1967.
65 06/01/1958 15/01/1958 None N/A N/A N/A Unpaid Leave - Domestic.
66 27/01/1958 14/02/1958 CITY OF MADRAS (2) 1945 168893 Ellerman Hall Line Broken up Kaohsiung, Taiwan Dec, 1963.
67 16/02/1958 24/02/1958 CITY OF MADRAS (2) 1945 168893 Ellerman Hall Line Ditto.
68 28/02/1958 27/05/1958 CITY OF MADRAS (2) 1945 168893 Ellerman Hall Line Ditto.
69 28/05/1958 27/06/1958 CITY OF MADRAS (2) 1945 168893 Ellerman Hall Line Ditto.
70 01/07/1958 30/07/1958 SPABECK 1943 169593 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Broken up Willebroek 14.5.1966.
71 25/08/1958 20/09/1958 SAINT RONAN 1958 300202 Gardiner J & A Sunk after collision with mv MOUNT ATHOS, 11th July 1959.
72 07/10/1958 25/11/1958 ALPERA 1939 182112 John Bruce Scrapped Piraeus, Greece 15th January 1970.
73 19/12/1958 31/12/1958 SAINT ANGUS 1936 164072 Gardiner J & A Wrecked of Limasol 23.2.1981.
74 22/01/1959 30/01/1959 ASSIOUT 1949 183749 Moss Hutchison Broken up Gadani Beach 19.11.1981.
75 31/01/1959 01/04/1959 ASSIOUT 1949 183749 Moss Hutchison Ditto.
76 02/04/1959 18/05/1959 ASSIOUT 1949 183749 Moss Hutchison Ditto.
77 19/05/1959 17/07/1959 ASSIOUT 1949 183749 Moss Hutchison Ditto.
78 30/07/1959 04/08/1959 FULHAM IX 1948 182844 Clarke/Stephenson Scrapped after collision in Suez 7.7.1978.
79 05/08/1959 17/08/1959 FULHAM IX 1948 182844 Clarke/Stephenson Ditto.
80 21/08/1959 05/10/1959 LAIRDS BEN 1949 182122 Burns & Laird Shelled Tripoli, Lebanon 19.11.1983 & broken up.
81 16/10/1959 13/11/1959 TURQUOISE 1947 183432 Robertson W.M. Sold to Greece 1967.
82 14/01/1960 02/05/1960 BEN WYVIS (3) 1945 169521 Ben Line Broken up Hong Kong 8.2.1972
83 19/05/1960 11/07/1960 SCOTTISH COAST 1957 187159 Burns & Laird Broken up Mumbai, India 24.12.2002.
84 20/07/1960 27/07/1960 SCOTTISH COAST 1957 187159 Burns & Laird Ditto.
85 01/08/1960 12/08/1960 PENTLAND FIRTH 1955 186838 G.T. Gillie & Blair Sold to Greece 1967, grounded and abandoned on 11th June 1998 whilst on a voyage from Dubai to Port Sudan


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