British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Claymore Shipping Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||21 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||56° 30'N, 14° 10'W - Grid AM 4241|
|Complement||38 (2 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Barry - Rio Santiago, Argentina|
|Cargo||6860 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in January 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.40 hours on 21 Nov 1940, U-103 fired torpedoes at convoy OB-244 about 250 miles west of Bloody Foreland and sank the Daydawn. Schütze reported a hit on an unknown steamer running directly for the U-boat, but the torpedo glanced off and did not explode. At 07.50 hours another attack was made and the Victoria was sunk.
36 crew members from the Daydawn (Master James Horsfield) were picked up by HMS Rhododendron (K 78) (LtCdr W.N.H. Faichney, RNR). The master and one crew member were lost.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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