British Steam merchant
|Completed||1927 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||J.A. Billmeir & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||25 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)|
|Position||51° 20'N, 3° 39'W - Grid AM 9947|
|Complement||25 (13 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - London|
|Cargo||4500 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.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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