Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Daring (H 16)

British Destroyer

HMS Daring (H 16) before the war

NameHMS Daring (H 16)
Type:Destroyer (D-class)
Tonnage1,375 tons
Completed1932 - John I. Thornycroft & Co, Southampton 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack18 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-23 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position58° 40'N, 1° 35'W - Grid AN 1692
Complement161 officers and men (156 dead and 5 survivors).
RouteBergen - Methil 
History Completed in November 1932 
Notes on event

At 03.54 hours on 18 February 1940 HMS Daring (H 16) (Cdr S.A. Cooper, RN), escorting convoy HN-12, was hit by two torpedoes from U-23 about 40 miles east of the Pentland Firth and sank immediately. The commander, eight officers and 147 crew members were lost. One officer and three ratings were picked up from a Carley float by HMS Inglefield (D 02) (Capt P. Todd, RN) and landed at Scapa Flow on 20 February. One rating was rescued from wreckage by HMS Ilex (D 61) (LtCdr P.L. Saumarez, RN), assisted by HMS Thistle (N 24) (Cdr R.W. Stirling-Hamilton, RN) and landed at Rosyth on 19 February.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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