Search: Sort by:
 
 
  Search

SHIPS ENGLAND - D E F

8)DINSDALE RFA




Sister ship Derwentdale . Photo www.photoship.co.uk



Built 1942


Tonnage: 17,210 / 17,486 tons


Cargo: Oil


Sunk 31/May/42 by italian submarine Cappelini on pos. 00º45”S 29º50”W


5 Dead


52 Survivors 


Built for MoWT the British tanker Dinsdale was sunk in her maiden voyage some 600 miles off Natal


On 31 May 1942 Dinsdale was torpedoed SSW of St. Paul's Rocks, South Atlantic Ocean by the Italiam submarine Commandante Alfredo Cappellini. She sank the following day. When attacked five of the crew were killed and have no known grave but the sea. See 1942 Roll of Honour. A further eight crew members arrived at New York on the 23 June 1942 awaiting repatriation


15 June 1942 the Master and 43 crew, rescued by the Spanish steamer Monte Orduna were landed at Las Palmas before being taken on to Cadiz by the Spanish Ciudad de Valencia.


 

OTHER ARTICLES YOU MAY FIND SIMILAR

Copyright www.sixtant.net 2007/2019