Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE
Posted by: Rainer Kolbicz
Date: November 28, 2011 09:25AM
According to original documents (National Archives Reference: ADM 199/1275) the lifeboat in charge of the chief officer initally carried 29 occupants: both chief officers, 6 Europeans and 21 natives, but the chief engineer Callister died at sea. The remaining 28 survivors were picked up by GLARONA and landed at Port of Spain, 29 June, 1942.
In the report of the master of CLAN MACQUARRIE (in ADM 199/2141) the vessel that picked up by the chief officer is identified as "Norwegian tanker CLARONA".
From the voyage record of GLARONA here on Siri's website we know that GLARONA was on passage from Freetown to Trinidad at that time, arriving on 29 June 1942.
I think we can say without doubts that the ship which rescued 28 survivors from the CLAN MACQUARRIE was the Norwegian tanker GLARONA.