Ships hit by U-boats


Holystone

British Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2303

NameHolystone
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,462 tons
Completed1927 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland 
OwnerCommon Brothers Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportNewcastle 
Date of attack14 Feb 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-101 (Ernst Mengersen)
Position - Grid AL 6842
Complement40 (40 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-284 (straggler)
RouteHull - Oban - Halifax 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in December 1927 
Notes on event

At 22.57 hours on 14 Feb 1941 the unescorted Holystone (Master John Stewart Bain), a straggler from convoy OB-284, was torpedoed and sunk by U-101 west of Ireland. The master, 35 crew members, two gunners and two passengers were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 39 people who were on board


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