Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,084 tons
Completed1928 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerDouglas & Ramsay, Glasgow 
Date of attack26 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)
Position53° 32'N, 26° 00'W - Grid AL 7217
Complement37 (37 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-217 (dispersed)
RouteBarry (18 Sep) - Milford Haven (20 Sep) - Philadelphia 

Completed in April 1928

Notes on event

At 13.37 hours on 26 Sep 1940 the Darcoila (Master William Anderson), dispersed from convoy OB-217, was hit amidships by one stern torpedo from U-32 and sank rapidly by the stern west of Ireland. The master, 35 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 37 people who were on board

Location of attack on Darcoila.

ship sunk.

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