John Ferdinand Holm DSC, RNZNR

Born  29 Dec 1912

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14 Dec 1940 T/Lt.
??? T/Lt.Cdr.


23 Mar 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Ferdinand Holm, RNZNR

HMS Crocus (K 49)T/Lt.Corvette26 Jan 19423 Oct 1943

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Corvette HMS Crocus (K 49)

22 Aug 1942
HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) picks up 21 survivors from the British merchant Vimeira that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-109 on 11 August about 450 nautical miles south-west of the Cape Verde Islands in position 10°03'N, 28°55'W.

6 Oct 1942
The British corvette HMS Crocus on 6 Oct, 1942 fought an epic battle with German U-boat U-333. The U-boat lost 3 men dead (including the IWO) and several men wounded, including the commander, Peter Erich Cremer. The boat was heavily damaged and limped back to base.

28 Oct 1942
The British merchant Nagpore is torpedoed and sunk north-west of the Canary Islands in position 31°30'N, 19°35'W by German U-boat U-509. HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) later picks up 34 survivors.

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