British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||4 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-89 (Dietrich Lohmann)|
|Position||57° 24'N, 35° 54'W - Grid AK 1926|
|Complement||47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax (27 Oct) - London|
|Cargo||8500 tons of grain, tanks and motor parts|
|History||Completed in November 1929 as Kitty Taylor for Lambert Brothers Ltd, London. 1934 renamed Daleby for Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.35 hours on 4 Nov 1942, U-89 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the ships of convoy SC-107 about 290 miles east-southeast of Cape Farewell. One of the torpedoes hit and sank the Daleby (Master John Edward Elsdon) in station #11. The master, 39 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the Icelandic steam merchant Brúarfoss and landed at Reykjavik. The survivors were both in lifeboats and onboard the sinking ship, the rescue thus was difficult and ten crew members and one passenger were commended for it.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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