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SS Embassage

   The SS Embassage was a Steam merchant of 4,954 tons, completed in 1935 she was built by J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland. She was owned by Hall Brothers SS Co Ltd, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and was registered in the city. She was lost on the 27th of Aug 1941, sunk by U-557 commanded by Ottokar Arnold Paulssen at 54 00'N, 13 00'W. Of her crew of 42 there were only 3 survivors. She was sailing with Convoy OS-4 from Hull via Bathurst to Pepel carrying 8540 tons of general cargo, including lorries and aircraft.


 SS Embassage lost  At 0426 hours on 27th of August 1941 the SS Embassage under Master Edward Kiddie sailing in convoy OS-4 was torpedoed and sunk by U-557 about 100 miles west of Achill Island. The master, 32 crew members and six gunners were lost. Three crew members were picked up after four days by HMCS Assiniboine and landed at Greenock.

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Those known to have sailed in

SS Embassage

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Ramshaw Cuthbert. Able Sea. (d.27th Aug 1941)

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Able Sea. Cuthbert Ramshaw SS Embassage (d.27th Aug 1941)

Cuthbert Ramshaw served on the SS Embassage and died, aged 31, on the 27th August 1941 when his ship SS Embassage was sunk by u-557. He was born in South Shields 1910, the son of John W. and Jane Ramshaw (nee Scullion) of South Shields. Cuthbert is commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance of Jarrow Town Hall and on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

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