Type of vessel - Cargo steamer

How sunk – Torpedo (Not confirmed, but submarines in area)

Former names – None

Wreck height - 6m

The British cargo steamer SS Holmtown left from Rouen for Cardiff in ballast on the 1st February 1918. On the 5th February the body of the Captain was washed up in the vicinity of Swanage and a few days later the gunner in the same district. The cause of loss is not known, but submarines were active in the area at the time so the official report declared the loss as enemy action (Thought to be UB-59). 15 persons lost.

The wreck of the Holmtown has been dived for many years as 'The Arfon'.