Stureholm returns to Halifax, Nova Scotia with survivors
sixty-five men were picked up by the Swedish freighter Stureholm under
the command of Capt. Sven Olander.
See these photos of the
Stureholm taken by survivor
situational report. This report , filed on November 12, 1940 upon the
Stureholm's return to Halifax, boils an incredible event down to
was sunk with all hands on Dec.11,1940 by U-96
on her first combat patrol. Some surviving crewmembers from HMS Jervis
Bay had signed aboard the Stureholm and were on board at the time.
Jervis Bay Officers with Capt. Olander ... See identification here.
Survivors on deck of Stureholm, still at sea
See identification here.
Once back in Halifax, NS, the survivors were transferred to HMS Comorin, another Armed Merchant Cruiser. At this time, it is unclear whether the above photo
was taken on the Stureholm or the Comorin.
Seven Canadian survivors. Again, it is unclear whether the above photo
was taken on the Stureholm or the Comorin, although the shrapnel holes to the right seem to suggest the Stureholm.