Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,855 tons
Completed1930 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerF. Bolton & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack10 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)
Position51° 53'N, 34° 59'W - Grid AK 7991
Complement48 (40 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteTyne - 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 boardWe have details of 40 people who were on board

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