Unit History: RFA Darkdale

RFA Darkdale
Type:    Fleet oiler
Tonnage    :8.145 tons
Completed :    1940 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow
Owner :    The Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London
Homeport :    London
At 01.42 hours on 22 Oct, 1941, the Darkdale (Master Thomas H. Card) was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 while anchored in Jamestown harbour, St.Helena, as a storage ship. 37 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were rescued by harbour craft.

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