Daily Event for May 8, 2010

The cargo ship Ramillies was built at Sunderland in 1927 for John Cory & Sons of Cardiff. Her end came on May 8, 1941 when U-97, after a chase that lasted almost a day and a half torpedoed and sank the ship in the mid-Atlantic. The twelve survivors were picked up by SS Geddington Court and landed at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Roll of Honour
In memory of those who lost their lives in SS Ramillies
"As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us"

Name
Rate
Notes
Adams, Lawrence
Deck Boy
Age 17
Ahmet, Ramon
Fireman & Trimmer
Ali, Lance
Fireman & Trimmer
Atkinson, Charles
Carpenter
Bonner, John A
Ordinary Seaman
Age 17
Brown, Joseph
Cabin Boy
Age 17
Byers, Robert E.
Ordinary Seaman
Gentile, Francesco F.
Cook
Hamlett, Charles W.
2nd Engineer Officer
Hassan, Ahmed
Fireman & Trimmer
Hassan, Mohamed
Donkeyman
Hooton, Ernest
3rd Engineer Officer
James, Arthur W.
Apprentice
Macey, William
Master
Magil, Cassim
Fireman
McKeith Thomas
Fireman
Mohamed, Ahmed Ali
Fireman & Trimmer
Mussard, Ahmed
Fireman & Trimmer
Numa, Horace E. C.
2nd Officer
Pedersen, Borge
Able Seaman
Smith, Norman E.
Chief Engineer Officer
Smith, Sylvester J.
Able Seaman
Royal Navy
Sorensen, Ernest
Able Seaman
Spence, Edward
Able Seaman
Royal Navy
Taylor, John
1st Radio Officer
Thomas, David J.
Boatswain
Thomas, Francis J.
Able Seaman
Turner, William
Steward

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