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.