Harmodius (2)

Date of attack

8 Mar 1941




Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)

Position 20° 35'N, 20° 40'W - Grid DT 9351


75 (14 dead and 61 survivors).




Cochin - Capetown - Freetown (1 Mar) - London - Glasgow


2000 tons of pig iron and 3930 tons of general cargo


Launched as Hermione, completed in October 1919 as Harmodius for British & South American Steam Navigation Co Ltd (R.P. Houston & Co), Liverpool. 1931 transferred to Houston Line (London) Ltd, London.

Notes on event  

At 03.41 hours on 8 March 1941 the Harmodius (Master Robert James Parry) in convoy SL-67 was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 north-northeast of the Cape Verde Islands. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 59 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Faulknor (H 62) (Capt A.F. de Salis, RN), transferred to HMS Forester (H 74) (LtCdr E.B. Tancock, DSC, RN) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March.

On board

We have details of 12 people who were on board.

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