Ships hit by U-boats


Daronia

British Motor tanker



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameDaronia
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,139 tons
Completed1939 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack20 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-861 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position31° 10'S, 38° 00'E - Grid JA 1125
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyDN-68
RouteDurban (18 Aug) - Abadan 
CargoBallast, part cargo of empty drums and general cargo 
History Completed in February 1939

Post-war:
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 boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board


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