British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||F. Bolton & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)|
|Position||51° 53'N, 34° 59'W - Grid AK 7991|
|Complement||48 (40 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Tyne - New York|
|Notes on event|
At 03.40 hours on 10 June 1942, U-94 fired three torpedoes at a group of three ships from convoy ONS-100 southeast of Cape Farewell, heard three hits and the sinking of two ships. First, the Empire Clough on her maiden voyage was hit and abandoned, but sank after the Ramsay, which was the only other ship that had been hit.
35 crew members and five gunners from the Ramsay (Master Brinley Frederick Roberts Thomas) were lost. The master, six crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Vervain (K 190) (Lt H.P. Crail) and landed at St.Johns.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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