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Holmtown


Holmtown
 
Holmtown  
Dive Category Wreck
Dive Type Band 35
Max. depth: 36 (M)
Trip Time: 3H :30M

Type of vessel - Steam ship
How sunk - Unknown
Former names - None
Wreck height - 6m
Max Depth - 36m
Tonnage - 598
Length - 53m
Date sunk - 3rd Feb 1918

This wreck was thought to be the Arfon, however this is incorrect. Is it now thought to be the wreck of the Holmtown. A wreck tour has been made for this wreck.

SS Holmtown, built by R. Thompson & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland in 1907 was a British 598 ton steam cargo ship (53 x 9 m), twin boilers with a single triple expansion engine and screw. On February 3rd, 1918, Holmtown, on a voyage from Rouen to Penarth Dock in ballast, was sunk by the German submarine UB-59 (Erwin WaŠner), east from the Shambles light vessel with the loss of all fifteen crew.