Icelandic Motor fishing vessel
|Type:||Motor fishing vessel|
|Completed||1940 - Ísafjörður, Iceland|
|Date of attack||31 May 1941||Nationality: Icelandic|
|Fate||Sunk by U-204 (Walter Kell)|
|Position||65° 39'N, 26° 23'W - Grid AD 5371|
|Complement||4 (4 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Þingeyri - fishing grounds|
|Notes on event|
At 05.15 hours on 31 May 1941 the unescorted and unarmed Holmsteinn (Master Ásgeir Sigurðsson) was sunk by gunfire by U-204 about 65 miles west-southwest of Dyrafjord, Iceland. The U-boat had spotted the fishing vessel about 4 hours earlier and tried to evade it, but Kell assumed that they had been spotted and decided to sink the vessel to prevent that the presence of the U-boat in the area became known to the enemy.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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