British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Blyth|
|Owner||Burnett SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||19 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||19° 00'N, 21° 30'W - Grid DT 9515|
|Complement||37 (21 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Pepel|
|History||Completed in August 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.42 hours on 19 July 1941 the Holmside (Master Norman Caulfield), dispersed from convoy OG-67, was hit by three torpedoes from U-66 and sank within 15 minutes northeast of the Cape Verde Islands. During a first attack the ship had been missed with two stern and two bow torpedoes between 03.16 and 03.23 hours. 18 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, 13 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Sete Cidades and landed at Lisbon on 1 August.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
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