British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland|
|Owner||Claymore Shipping Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||15 Jan 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||46° 32'N, 53° 00'W - Grid BB 6673|
|Complement||42 (38 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||St. Johns, Newfoundland - Halifax - Portland, Maine|
|Notes on event|
At 01.38 hours on 15 Jan 1942 the unescorted Dayrose (Master Arthur Frederick Newman) was torpedoed and sunk by U-552 southwest of Cape Race. Altogether, the U-boat fired five torpedoes of which two struck the vessel and broke her in two. The master, 31 crew members and six gunners were lost. Four crew members (two by each destroyer) were picked up by USS Ericsson (DD 440) and USS Stack (DD 406) and landed at Argentia, Newfoundland.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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