HMS Daring (H 16)
Destroyer of the D class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Feb 1931|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1931|
|Launched||7 Apr 1932|
|Commissioned||25 Nov 1932|
|Lost||18 Feb 1940|
|Loss position||58° 40'N, 1° 35'W|
On 18 February 1940 HMS Daring (Cdr. Sydney Alan Cooper, RN) was torpedoed and sunk about 40 nautical miles east of the Pentland Firth in position 58º40'N, 01º35'W by the German submarine U-23. HMS Daring was escorting convoy HN-12 from Bergen to Methil. There were only 5 survivors, 156 men were lost.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Daring|
Commands listed for HMS Daring (H 16)
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|1||Cdr. Sydney Alan Cooper, RN||7 Jul 1939||18 Feb 1940 (+)|
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Notable events involving Daring include:
- ADM 173/15881
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.