Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2142

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,608 tons
Completed1926 - ScottĀ“s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerCampbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack29 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position56° 06'N, 13° 33'W - Grid AM 4345
Complement41 (4 dead and 37 survivors).
RouteTyne - Philadelphia 
History Completed in August 1926 
Notes on event

At 00.23 hours on 29 Aug 1940, U-100 fired torpedoes at convoy OA-204 148 miles northwest of Bloody Foreland, damaged the Hartismere and sank the Dalblair.

The Dalblair (Master John H. Bruton) was hit amidships on starboard side and sank in ten minutes. Four crew members were lost. 17 crew members were picked up by HMS Clematis (K 36) (Cdr Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RNR), later transferred to HMS Englishman and landed at Londonderry. The master, 18 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the Alida Gorthon, which was also sunk by U-100 three hours later. All survivors from Dalblair were lost.

On boardWe have details of 24 people who were on board

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