RFA Dinsdale (Dale Class Oiler) 1942

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

OS.26     Liverpool 22nd April 1942 – Freetown 9th May 1942
               (Ship in ballast to Trinidad)

On the evening of 31st May 1942, RFA Dinsdale was sailing unescorted when she was spotted by the Italian submarine Commandante Cappellini under the command of Capitan di Corvetten Marco Revedin.  The submarine fired a spread of six torpedoes at the tanker, four of which found their target.  Dinsdale, though mortally hit did not sink until 06:12 hrs the next morning in position 00 45’S  29  45’ W




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