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|Glenholm||British||Fastnet Rock Co Cork||1915|
|Owner||Glen Shipping Co, Glasgow|
|Flag||British||Builder||A .Rodger Port Glasgow|
|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|
|Wreck Location||15 Miles S/S/W Fastnet Rock Co Cork|
|Cause||Sunk By Gunfire||Crew Lost|
|Position||51.17 N / 09.59 W||Passengers Lost|
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GERMANS GIVE WARNING BEFORE ATTACKING SHIP
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
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