Ships hit by U-boats


Diloma

British Motor tanker



Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameDiloma
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,146 tons
Completed1939 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack24 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-158 (Erwin Rostin)
Position43° 51'N, 43° 41'W - Grid BC 8926
Complement60 (0 dead and 60 survivors).
ConvoyONS-67
RouteLiverpool (24 Feb) - Halifax 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in May 1939

Post-war:
Broken up at Bruges in March 1961. 
Notes on event

At 10.35 hours on 24 February 1942 U-158 attacked convoy ONS-67 and heard a detonation but could not observe anything since it had to dive. The Diloma (Master Geoffrey Devine) was hit by one torpedo, was able to proceed at a reduced speed and reached Halifax a few hours after convoy on 1 March. In April 1942 the tanker continued to Baltimore for permanent repairs and returned to service in June 1942.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

ship damaged.


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