British Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Aug 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-861 (Jürgen Oesten)|
|Position||31° 10'S, 38° 00'E - Grid JA 1125|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Durban (18 Aug) - Abadan|
|Cargo||Ballast, 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 board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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