Ships hit by U-boats

Darlington Court

British Motor merchant

NameDarlington Court
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,974 tons
Completed1936 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerCourt Line Ltd (Haldin & Philipps Ltd), London 
Date of attack20 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-556 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position57° 28'N, 41° 07'W - Grid AJ 3482
Complement40 (28 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax - Liverpool 
Cargo8116 tons of wheat and aircraft 
History Completed in June 1936 
Notes on event

At 14.48, 14.50 and 15.16 hours on 20 May 1941, U-556 attacked convoy HX-126 south of Cape Farewell sank the three ships Darlington Court, British Security and Cockaponset.

The master, ten crew members and one gunner from the Darlington Court (Master Charles Hurst) were picked up by the rescue ship Hontestroom and landed at Reykjavik on 27 May. 22 crew members, three gunners and three passengers were lost.

On boardWe have details of 26 people who were on board

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