DIALA (1)

About

Completed 1938 as DIALA for Anglo-Saxon. On 26-02-141 slightly damaged by a torpedo from U47 in convoy OB-290. On 15-1-1942 torpedoed by U553 on ballast from Stanlow to Los Angeles in convoy ON-52. Here bow was blown off. Diala's drifting wreck was finally torpedoed and sunk by U-587 on 23-3-1942.

IMO number
1166601
Call sign
GJGX
Construction number
757
Tonnage
12.009 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
147m
Year of construction
1938
Year of renaming/broken up
1942
Service for Shell
1938 to 1942
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
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Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
07/30/2021 - 18:29 DnRoberts

A vessel has recently found off Newfoundland in an area of the Flemish Pass. It seems to have a similar superstructure configuration to the MV Diala. Did the Diala have any sisterships last in the western Atlantic. Do any deck layouts/plans exist. This wreck has apparent bow damage and the superstructure is cut off at the aft end, IE no stern. Local media have covered the story this week with images. The wreck on sidescan sonar has a striking curved, layer cake front to the superstructure with no hard corners on front, only curves.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/flemish-pass-basin-...