Ships hit by U-boats


Dalarö

Swedish Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

NameDalarö
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,927 tons
Completed1911 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerRederi-A/B Rex (K.M. Källström), Stockholm 
HomeportStockholm 
Date of attack12 Feb 1940Nationality:      Swedish
 
FateSunk by U-53 (Harald Grosse)
Position56° 44'N, 11° 44'W - Grid AM 2970
Complement30 (1 dead and 29 survivors).
Convoy
RouteRosario - Buenos Aires - Gothenburg - Malmö 
Cargo5400 tons of linseed in bags 
History Completed in July 1911 as Norwegian Vard for D/S Vard A/S (A. Jacobsen), Kristiania. 1915 sold to Sweden and renamed Siljan for Rederi-A/B Transatlantic (G. Carlsson). 1930 transferred to Rederi-A/B Rex (K.M. Källström) and renamed Dalarö
Notes on event

At 09.35 hours on 12 Feb 1940 the unescorted and neutral Dalarö was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 west of Scotland. The master was lost. The survivors were picked up by the Belgian trawler Jan de Waele and landed at Buncrana, Loch Swilly.

 

Location of attack on Dalarö.

ship sunk.


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