Robert L. Holt
British Steam merchant
|Name||Robert L. Holt|
|Completed||1926 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||3 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Jost Metzler)|
|Position||24° 15'N, 20° 00'W - Grid DH 5544|
|Complement||56 (56 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - Warri|
|Notes on event|
At 04.36 hours on 3 July 1941, U-69 began a gun duel with the armed Robert L. Holt (Master John Alexander Kendall) northwest of the Canary Islands. She had been the ship of commodore Vice-Admiral N.A. Wodehouse, CB, RN from the dispersed convoy OB-337. The ship sank at 06.50 hours after the U-boat had fired 102 high explosive rounds and 34 incendiary rounds from the deck gun, 220 rounds from the 20mm gun and 400 rounds with the MG34. The master, the commodore, 41 crew members, eight gunners and five naval staff members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 56 people who were on board.|
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