Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Dunlop, Bremner & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Waterman Steamship Co, Mobile AL|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)|
|Position||35° 10'N, 65° 50'W - Grid CB 7858|
|Complement||38 (38 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||London - Bermuda (12 Feb) - Philadelphia|
|History||Completed in June 1924 as British Baron Wemyss for H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow. 1937 sold to Italy and renamed Santarosa for Alberto Tomaso Rosasco, Genoa. On 25 Jul 1941, seized in Philadelphia by the US government and turned over to the US War Shipping Administration (WSA). On 19 September, the ship was renamed Ramapo and registered in Panama. On 28 October, she was assigned to Waterman SS Co under GAA agreement. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.56 hours on 16 Feb 1942 the unescorted Ramapo (Master Johan Ozn Lorentzen) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-108, broke in two and sank after 11 minutes west of Bermuda. The U-boat surfaced and questioned 34 men in lifeboats, however the survivors were never found.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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