British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Douglas & Ramsay, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||53° 27'N, 24° 55'W - Grid AL 7217|
|Complement||37 (37 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Barry (18 Sep) - Milford Haven (20 Sep) - Philadelphia|
|History||Completed in April 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 13.37 hours on 26 September 1940 the unescorted Darcoila (Master William Anderson), dispersed the day before from convoy OB-217, was hit on port side amidships by one G7e torpedo fired from the stern torpedo tube of U-32 about 600 miles west of Ireland. The ship sank within 5 minutes by the stern after a boiler explosion. The master, 35 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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