British Steam tanker
|Completed||1921 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Common Brothers Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||25 Mar 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||58.47N, 02.46W - Grid AN 1642|
|Complement||29 (4 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Scapa Flow - Sullom Voe, Shetlands|
|Cargo||7600 tons of crude oil|
Completed in December 1921
At 00.15 hours on 20 Feb, 1940, U-19 (Schepke) fired one torpedo at the unescorted Daghestan in 59°21N/01°48W (grid AN 1491). Schepke reported that the torpedo hit the tanker, but the torpedo exploded a few yards beyond the ship.
|Notes on event|
On 20 Mar, 1940, the Daghestan (Master John Rutherford) in convoy HN-20 was bombed and lightly damaged by a German aircraft off Noss Head.
At 20.11 hours on 25 March, the Daghestan was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-57 nine miles east of Copinsay, Orkneys. The ship caught fire, was abandoned by the crew and later sank. The master, two crew members and one gunner were lost. 25 crew members were picked up by the HMS Northern Wave (FY 153) (Lt L.C. Head, RNVR) and HMS Brontes (FY 118) (Cdr T.St.V.F. Tyler, RN) and landed at Lyness, Orkneys.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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