Ships hit by U-boats


Swedish Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,927 tons
Completed1911 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerRederi-A/B Rex (K.M. Källström), Stockholm 
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).
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.


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