The steamer Romanby was built by William Gray & Company in Sunderland aas the third ship carrying this name, and launched in 1927. When the German invasion rolled over Denamrk and Norway in April 1940, she laid at anchor in Narvik harbor. Under the second battle at Narvik between the German destroyers and the Allied forces 10.April 1940, she was hit by a torpedo from a British destroyer and sank. She was not salvaged after the war and still rest inside Narvik harbor on her keel as a classic "Donald Duck" wreck on a depth of 16 to 26 meter.

Former names:

130,0 x 18,0 x 8,1 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4887 grt Sunderland ( UK ) 1927 Sunderland ( UK )
68° 25' 32" N, 17° 22' 43" E

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Last updated: December 2020