SS Clan Macneil (1921)

The SS Clan Macneil was a British cargo steamer of the Clan Line. She was built by the Ayrshire Dockyard, Irvine, North Ayrshire and launched on 1 December 1921. As with the majority of the ships of the Clan Line, she was named after a Scottish clan, in this case Clan MacNeil.

United Kingdom
Name: SS Clan Macneil
Operator: Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London
Yard number: 489
Launched: 1 December 1921
Completed: February 1922
Homeport: Glasgow
Fate: Scrapped in 1952
General characteristics
Class and type: Steam merchant ship
Tonnage: 6,111 grt
Length: 610 ft 6 in (186.08 m)
Beam: 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m)
Draught: 33 ft 3 in (10.13 m)
  • Triple expansion steam engine producing 560nhp
  • Bauer-Wach LP Exhaust Turbine fitted in 1930 producing 691nhp
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h)

Clan Macneil collided with the Belgian cargo ship TS Princess Marie Jose on 8 August 1937 in the North Sea off Dunkerque, Nord, France. Princess Marie Jose beached herself there to avoid sinking and was refloated on 10 August.[1]

Clain Macneil served during the Second World War and was scrapped at Port Glasgow in May 1952.


  1. "Casualty Reports". The Times (47760). London. 11 August 1937. col F-G, p. 6.


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