Harmodius (2)


Date of attack

8 Mar 1941

Nationality:      

British

Fate

Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)

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

Complement

75 (14 dead and 61 survivors).

Torpedoed and Sunk off West Africa - 1941

Harmodius

Left  Cochin

For  Glasgow via Capetown, Freetown & London

Date of Attack  8 March 1941

Fate

Master

R J Parry

Survived

Convoy

SL-67

Route

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

Cargo

2000 tons of pig iron and 3930 tons of general cargo

History

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.

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