- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

Thomas Holmes Rothwell

Rank:Radio Officer
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:M.V. Silverpalm (London)
Country of burial:Lost at Sea
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
The Silverpalm was built in 1929, its gross register tonnage was 6,373, it
was 471 feet long, 61 feet wide an could make 14.5 knots.   A cargo ship,
it was one of 18 ships operated by Silver Line Ltd, 80 Bishopsgate, London
EC2.  It could accommodate 6 - 1st class passengers.

In the North Atlantic, on the 09/06/41 she was torpedoed by U-101 and sank
in position 51N 26W.
There were no survivors and all 68 crew/passengers were lost.
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