British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Scottīs Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Campbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||21 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55N, 19W - Grid AL 6549|
|Complement||48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax - Hull|
|Cargo||8000 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in March 1927 |
|Notes on loss|
At 23.10 hours on 21 Sep, 1940, U-100 attacked the convoy HX-72 for the first time southwest of Rockall and reported sinking two steamers with 9000 grt and the tanker Torinia and another steamer probably sunk. In fact, the Canonesa, Torinia and Dalcairn were hit, which all sank during the night.
The master, 46 crew members and one gunner from the Dalcairn (Master Edgar Brusby) were picked up by HMS La Malouine (K 46) (LtCdr R.W. Keymer, RN) landed at Greenock.
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