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Posted by: Brian (IP Logged)
Date: February 20, 2004 05:23AM

Hi Fran,
the Jonathan Holt was bult in 198 by Cammell-Laird @ Birkenhead, with a gross tonnage of 3793, 5350 ts deadweaight. She was 390'6" x 52'10" x 12'5", belongong to the John Holt & Co. of Liverpool and originally employed on the Liverpool-West Africa trade route.
On 24 February 1941 (sic) she was sailing in convoy OB.289 when the convoy was attaced by U-97. The Jonathan Holt was not targeted by the sub but sustained a torpedo hit by "accident": it had missed the intended victim & hit the ship behind: the J. Holt. She was hit @ 0212 hrs and did not sink until 1016 that morning; despite the long time afloat, only 3 people managed to save their lives, 52 were killed. The positio of the sinking is given as 61.10 N, 11.55 W, west of the Orkneys.
The above is confirmed by 3 independent sources & can be assessed as reasonably accurate, any notion she may have been lost in 1942 or off Finisterre may be disregarded.
Best wishes, Brian

Subject Written By Posted
  JONATHAN HOLT Fran 02/20/2004 01:37AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Brian 02/20/2004 05:23AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Fran 02/20/2004 09:28AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT JEAN-MICHEL 02/21/2004 12:17AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Fran 02/23/2004 12:29AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Alan 08/20/2004 09:30AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Siri 08/20/2004 10:22AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT - message transfer Siri 08/25/2004 07:18PM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT alan ashton 09/10/2004 09:45AM
  Re: JONATHAN HOLT Fran 09/03/2004 05:30AM

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