22nd October 1941 at 00.15 RFA Darkdale was torpedoed by German submarine U68. Three of the four torpedoes made their mark. The ship exploded, turned over and sank. Reports vary as to who escaped, but all hands bar the Captain, Chief Engineer and Purser who were dining at the Garrison, two rankings in hospital and two rankings in the process of returning to the ship, perished.
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