British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine|
|Owner||Houston Line (London) Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||20° 35'N, 20° 40'W - Grid DT 9351|
|Complement||75 (14 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Cochin - Capetown - Freetown (1 Mar) - London - Glasgow|
|Cargo||2000 tons of pig iron and 3930 tons of general cargo|
|History||Launched as Hermione, completed in October 1919 as Harmodius for British & South American Steam Navigation Co Ltd (R.P. Houston & Co), Liverpool. 1931 transferred to Houston Line (London) Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.41 hours on 8 March 1941 the Harmodius (Master Robert James Parry) in convoy SL-67 was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 north-northeast of the Cape Verde Islands. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 59 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Faulknor (H 62) (Capt A.F. de Salis, RN), transferred to HMS Forester (H 74) (LtCdr E.B. Tancock, DSC, RN) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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