Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,139 tons
Completed1939 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack20 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-861 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position31° 10'S, 38° 00'E - Grid JA 1125
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteDurban (18 Aug) - Abadan 
CargoBallast, part cargo of empty drums and general cargo 
History Completed in February 1939

Broken up at Hong Kong in November 1960. 
Notes on event

At 19.41 hours on 20 Aug 1944 the Daronia in convoy DN-68 was hit by two torpedoes from U-861. The damaged tanker returned to Durban on 26 August and was not repaired until the war ended, returning to service in February 1946.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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