Re: Ramb IV
Posted by: p. acres
Date: February 05, 2006 03:35AM
a book called "The Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the age of Steam" quotes the following on the Ramb 1v. "The motorship RambIV was formerly Italian and was captured by the British and converted for use as a hospital ship. On the 10th May 1942 she was bombed by German aircraft and set on fire in the Alexandria Channel. The ship was fully loaded with wounded from Tobruk. The fire could not be controlled and the ship was sunk by friendly gunfire. Some 150 patients on board could not be taken off and were lost with the ship. The Ramb IV was 3,676 tons and launched in 1937. The ship was operated on behalf of the Ministry of War Transport by the English Coaling Company after its capture.