Shotley Royal Naval Cemetery - Shotley Gate, Wednesday 1st August 2018
HMT Darcy Cooper was built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby and launched on the 24th April 1928.In October 1939 it was requisitioned for war service on Examining Service.
On the 9th April 1941 at Harwich, it was attacked and sunk by a German aircraft. Ordinary Seaman Oates was one of 4 crew members killed. The vessel was subsequently salvaged but declared a total loss.