Laiva Oy Hilda (talousneuvos K. F. Homeri, ent. K. F. Holmberg) Luvia.
SS HILDA (OHWV, LR/IMO) Valmistunut/completed: 1915.9, Trondheim, Trondhjems Mekaniske Værksted.
1850 dwt, 750 HP, 72.25 x 11.07 x 4.80 m.
1915.9: REMUS, homeport Kragerø. A. O. Lindvig. 1916: BOMMESTAD, Sandefjord. Gogsjø (C. Wildhagen & J. Rosendahl). 1917: Friis & Lunds Rederi A/S, Drammen. 1925: Rederi A/S Henneseid, Porsgrunn.
1934: HILDA, homeport Luvia. Laiva Oy Hilda (K. F. Homeri) Luvia. 1940.5.9: Arrived at Dunkirk to load wheat. The HILDA was damaged during continuous German air attacks and succeeded in escaping the port and proceeded to La Pallice to load the rest of the wheat cargo. The ship sailed La Pallice 20th June with full cargo. 1940.6.21: when proceeding to "some English port" German submarine U-52 torpedoed in psn 45.46N 3.17W. Five sailors were lost. Rest of the crew, 11 sailors abandoned to lifeboat and sailed to Spain, Castro Urdiales arriving sunday 23rd June. The crew were repatriated via Bilbao, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin and Stockholm to Turku where they landed sunday 18th August. The killed sailors were: II engineer Kalle Rinne, stoker Aarne Aaltonen, stoker Antti Grönlund, OS Werner Laine, cook Uno Tuominen.
(Source: Helge Heikkinen's book Vaarallisilla vesillä)