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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Glenholm   British  Fastnet Rock Co Cork  1915 

Glenholm : 
Owner Glen Shipping Co, Glasgow 
Flag British  Builder A .Rodger Port Glasgow 
Port Glasgow  Build Date 1896 
Official No 102571  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 1968 / 1839 / 1805 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 265.2 | 40.0 | 23.5
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 15 Miles S/S/W Fastnet Rock Co Cork 
Date Lost 21/05/1915  Captain  
Cause Sunk By Gunfire  Crew Lost  
Position 51.17 N / 09.59 W  Passengers Lost   
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Submarine Signals Crew of the Glenholm to Abandon Her and All Are Saved.

BEREHAVEN, Ireland, May 22.-- The British sailing ship Glenholm was sunk yesterday evening by a German submarine at a point fifteen miles off this port The members of her crew have been landed here.

The Glenholm was on her way from Chile to Liverpool with a cargo of nitrate. The submarine intercepted the sailing ship and signaled the crew to abandon her. The ship was then sunk the submarine firing thirty nine rounds from her gun before the Glenholm went down.

Berehaven or Castletown Bearhaven is on the southern coast of Ireland on the north shore of Bantry Bay. The point where the Glenholm was sunk Is roughly not more than sixty miles from Old Head of Kinsale. where the Lusitania went down. German submarines consequently are still active in this vicinity.

The New York Times: May 23 1915

Record Created on  14/03/2009
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