John A. Holloway
Canadian Steam merchant
|Name||John A. Holloway|
|Completed||1925 - Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull|
|Owner||Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co Ltd, Toronto|
|Date of attack||6 Sep 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-164 (Otto Fechner)|
|Position||14° 10'N, 71° 30'W - Grid EC 5659|
|Complement||24 (1 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Mobile - Key West - Guantanamo - Trinidad|
|Cargo||2000 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 board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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