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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - G H I

13)HOLMBURY U-123




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Built 1925


Tonnage: 4,566 / 8,000 tons


Cargo: 7,798 tons of general cargo 


Route: Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Freetown - UK 


Sunk: 05/05/43 by U-123 on pos 04º 30’N  10º 20’W


2 Dead


1 POW


43  Survivors


At 11.20 hours on 5 May 1943 the unescorted Holmbury (Master John Bryce Lawson) was torpedoed by U-123 about 170 miles west of Cape Palmas. The vessel was sunk by 26 rounds of 10.5cm gunfire. Two crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner, landed at Lorient on 8 June and taken to the POW camp Milag Nord. 37 crew members and six gunners landed at Tradetown, Liberia.


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