Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,093 tons
Completed1930 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerWatts, Watts & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack12 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position49° 19'N, 41° 33'W - Grid BC 3419
Complement47 (30 dead and 17 survivors).
RouteTyne - Oban (2 Jun) - Sydney 
History Completed in October 1930 
Notes on event

At 06.12 hours on 12 June 1942 the Dartford (Master Samuel Bulmer) in convoy ONS-100 was torpedoed and sunk by U-124 south of Cape Race. The master, 25 crew members and four gunners were lost. 14 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Gothland (Master James Murray Hadden, OBE) and landed at Halifax on 17 June.

On boardWe have details of 30 people who were on board

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