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.
We have details of 12 people who were on board.