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Remembered Today:

SS Lammervo


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I've been trying - without success - to locate details of the sinking of the above vessel.  Apparently torpedoed and sunk North of the Doro Cannel whilst on her way from Malta to Mudros on August 14th 1916, she was carrying stores and mails for the fleet, along with 18 cases of aeroplane stores for RNAS units in the Med.  These details are to be found in ADM 137/545.

 

I am presuming that her name has been wrongly transcribed somewhere along the line, but I cannot find any vessel recorded as torpedoed and sunk on that particular date in that part of the world.  Any ideas anyone?

 

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Carring the false identity of Lammeroo, she was on passage from Malta to Mudros, carring 1,250 bags of mail, plus some victualling stores and two torpedoes, with an armed trawler escort. At 12.05 pm, when off Lithari Point light, in position 38.36N 24.55E, the track of a torpedo was seen approaching on the starboard side, but too late to take any avoiding action. The torpedo exploded between the engine room and boiler room , killing two ratings, and the ship sustained considerable underwater damage. She immediately started to settle and most of the crew were ordered to leave the ship, the captain and a small party intending to stay onboard. The ship however heeled over, and ten minutes after being hit, she sank, the trawler closing to pick men out of the water. 
 

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1 hour ago, GraemeClarke said:

Hi

 

Is this the LAMMEROO

http://www.naval-history.net/WW1LossesBrRNA-L.htm

 

named REMEMBRANCE, a special service ship/Q-ship, lost August 14, 1916, Mediterranean (sunk by U-38)

http://www.naval-history.net/WW1LossesBrRNM-Z.htm

 

See also

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

 

1 hour ago, johnboy said:

 

Carring the false identity of Lammeroo, she was on passage from Malta to Mudros, carring 1,250 bags of mail, plus some victualling stores and two torpedoes, with an armed trawler escort. At 12.05 pm, when off Lithari Point light, in position 38.36N 24.55E, the track of a torpedo was seen approaching on the starboard side, but too late to take any avoiding action. The torpedo exploded between the engine room and boiler room , killing two ratings, and the ship sustained considerable underwater damage. She immediately started to settle and most of the crew were ordered to leave the ship, the captain and a small party intending to stay onboard. The ship however heeled over, and ten minutes after being hit, she sank, the trawler closing to pick men out of the water. 
 

 

Graeme and johnboy,

 

Many thanks chaps - I could have been going round in circles for many hours trying to find this ship.  Your help has been invaluable.  Thanks again.

 

Pete.

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