Swedish Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||Rederi-A/B Rex (K.M. Källström), Stockholm|
|Date of attack||12 Feb 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-53 (Harald Grosse)|
|Position||56.44N, 11.44W - Grid AM 2970|
|Complement||30 (1 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Buenos Aires - Gothenburg - Malmö|
|Cargo||5400 tons of linseed in bags|
|History||Completed in July 1911 as Norwegian Vard for D/S Vard A/S (A. Jacobsen), Kristiania. 1915 sold to Sweden and renamed Siljan for Rederi-A/B Transatlantic (G. Carlsson). 1930 transferred to Rederi-A/B Rex (K.M. Källström) and renamed Dalarö. |
|Notes on loss|
At 09.35 hours on 12 Feb, 1940, the unescorted and neutral Dalarö was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 west of Scotland. The master was lost. The survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawler Jan de Waele and landed at Buncrana, Loch Swilly.
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