Ships hit by U-boats


Dalcairn

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Alex Duncan

NameDalcairn
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,608 tons
Completed1927 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerCampbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack21 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 00'N, 19° 00'W - Grid AL 6549
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
ConvoyHX-72
RouteMontreal - Halifax - Hull 
Cargo8000 tons of wheat 
History Completed in March 1927 
Notes on event

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.

 

Location of attack on Dalcairn.

ship sunk.


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