Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Joseph Charles Holley

Merchant Navy (1111633). British

Born  13 Aug 1908London

Roster information listed for Joseph Charles Holley

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
OrcadesTroop transportPassenger10 Oct 1942U-172 (1)

Personal information

Joseph Charles Holley had been a crew member of the hospital ship HMHS Atlantis for nearly two years without being home and was returning to Liverpool from Durban via Capetown as passenger aboard the Orcades when she was torpedoed. He abandoned ship in a lifeboat with some nuns in it, was picked up by the Polish steam merchant Narwik and landed at Capetown on 12 October.


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