Ramø

Nordland,Norway

Ramø sailed for Northraship and managed to survive the war. During the war both Germans and the Allies had laid out a large number of mines in Norwegian waters, and at the end of the war there were both magnetic and acoustic mines spread all along the coastline. In Henningsvær harbor the Germans had put out seven magnetic mines and in November 1945 six of these was found and removed. 18.April 1946 Ramø arrives in Henningsvær to load fish for her journey towards Greece. The captain on Ramø has gained information about the minefield, but the area was earlier passed by larger ships than her, so she anchored up without further thoughts about the danger. Three days later still anchored in the harbor the seventh mine hit her. Flames, smoke and water went sky high when it exploded and Ramø went down at once together with 14 men. In the the 1970`s the bridge and foremast were blown off and salvaged, and today the remains of her rest in Henningsvær harbor on a depth of 10 to 20  meter.


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Ramø
Asborg, Speed 224,0 x 44,0 x 20,1 f
     
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2334 grt Quay on Tyne ( UK ) 1921 Oslo ( N )

68° 9' 15" N, 14° 12' 2" E

Picture: Ramø
Copyright © Erling Skjold / NSA
Originally from skovheim.org


Last updated: Septemner 2018