South Island,New Zealand

Holmglen was a general cargo ship laid down by  Bodewes Scheepswerven N.V in Groningen, and was launched in 1956 for Holm Shipping in Wellington. Under a journey from Dunedin to Wanganui she went down in the deep under a storm after a distress call 24. November 1959. The reason for her loss is still a mystery, and her whole crew of fifteen men lost their lives in the accident. A memorial for the lost crew was raised at Patiti Point in 2010. The wreck claimed her 16th victim in November 2008 when a diver lost his life under diving. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 40 to 55 meter, some twenty nautical miles southeast of Timaru.

Former names:

48,2 x 8,7 x 3,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
485 grt
Groningen ( UK ) 1956
Wellington ( NZ )
44°31'20.3"S 171°41'21.8"E

Picture: Holmglen
Courtesy of Shipping

Last updated: February 2021