British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||John Holt & Co (Liverpool) Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)|
|Position||61° 10'N, 11° 55'W - Grid AE 8985|
|Complement||57 (51 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (19 Feb) - Takoradi - Accra - Lagos - Duala|
|History||Completed in September 1938 |
|Notes on event|
The master, 38 crew members, two gunners and ten passengers (including four SOE agents) from the Jonathan Holt (Master William Stephenson) were lost. Two crew members and one passenger were picked up by HMS Petunia (K 79) (LtCdr G.V. Legassisk, RNR) and landed at Stornoway. Two crew members and one passenger were picked up by the British rescue ship Copeland (Master J. McKellar, OBE) and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 55 people who were on board.|
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