Ships hit by U-boats


John A. Holloway

Canadian Steam merchant



NameJohn A. Holloway
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,745 tons
Completed1925 - Earleā€™s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull 
OwnerUpper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co Ltd, Toronto 
HomeportToronto 
Date of attack6 Sep 1942Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-164 (Otto Fechner)
Position14° 10'N, 71° 30'W - Grid EC 5659
Complement24 (1 dead and 23 survivors).
ConvoyGAT-2
RouteMobile - Key West - Guantanamo - Trinidad 
Cargo2000 tons of construction material 
History Completed in April 1925 
Notes on event

At 22.27 hours on 6 Sep 1942 the John A. Holloway (Master James Lionel Holmes) in convoy GAT-2 was torpedoed and sunk by U-164 north of Gallinas Punta, Colombia. One American signalman was lost. The master and 22 crew members landed at Santa Maria, Colombia on 12 September.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on John A. Holloway.

ship sunk.


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