British Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith|
|Owner||Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||19 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)|
|Position||44.12N, 11.07W - Grid BF 7454|
|Complement||27 (16 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Lisbon - Oporto - Cadiz - Liverpool - London|
|Cargo||1600 tons of general cargo, including port wine, sardines and tin ore|
|History||Completed in October 1917 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.06 hours on 18 Nov, 1939, U-41 spotted the unescorted Darino (Master William James Ethelbert Colgan) west of Cape Ortegal and fired a torpedo on the surface at 19.02 hours, but missed. The U-boat dived after the attack, but accidentially went down to 123 metres before surfacing again and then chased the vessel for four hours. At 00.43 and 01.15 hours on 19 November, a second bow torpedo and a stern torpedo missed. At 01.50 hours, the ship was hit by the fourth torpedo and sank almost immediately. The master and 15 crew members were lost. Eleven crew members were picked up by the Germans, transferred to the Italian steam merchant Caterina Gerolimich the same day and landed at Dover.
|On board||We have details of 16 people who were on board.|
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