British Fleet oiler
|Completed||1940 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||The Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London|
|Date of attack||22 Oct 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten)|
|Position||15.55S, 05.43W - Grid FU 7350|
|Complement||49 (41 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Durban - St.Helena|
|Cargo||3000 tons of fuel oil, 850 tons of aviation gasoline, 500 tons of diesel oil and lubricating oil|
|Notes on loss|
At 01.42 hours on 22 Oct, 1941, the Darkdale (Master Thomas H. Card) was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 while anchored in Jamestown harbour, St.Helena, as a storage ship. 37 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were rescued by harbour craft.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 40 people who were on this vessel|
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