Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,473 tons
Completed1927 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerJ.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack25 Dec 1939Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)
Position51° 20'N, 3° 39'W - Grid AM 9947
Complement25 (13 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteCardiff - London 
Cargo4500 tons of coal 
History Completed in March 1927 as Goleta for F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London. 1936 renamed Stanholme for J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 08.45 hours on 25 December 1939 the Stanholme (Master David Llewellyn Hook) struck a mine laid on 9 November by U-33 and sank off Foreland Point in the Bristol Channel. 13 crew members were lost. The master and eleven crew members were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Liv and landed at Cardiff.

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