Ships hit by U-boats


Panamanian Steam merchant

Ramapo under her former name Baron Wemyss. Photo courtesy of

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,968 tons
Completed1924 - Dunlop, Bremner & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerWaterman Steamship Co, Mobile AL 
Date of attack16 Feb 1942Nationality:      Panamanian
FateSunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position35° 10'N, 65° 50'W - Grid CB 7858
Complement38 (38 dead - no survivors)
RouteLondon - 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 boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

Location of attack on Ramapo.

ship sunk.

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