The steam tanker Syriam was laid down at Grangemouth Dockyard and launched in 1899 for the company Burmah Oil Company in Rangoon. In the mid 1920s she was sold to Italy and was then renamed Romagna. Under a journey to to Cagliari loaded with fuel 2.August 1943 she hit a mine that ignited the cargo. The bow was in the explosion ripped off and sank immediately, while the remains of the tanker drifted further away for a few minutes before she also was lost. The wreck of the stern rest today on a depth of 32 to 42 meter outside Cagliari on Sardinia, with the bow section approx one nautical mile away on a depth of 45 meter.

Former names:
243,0 x 29,5 x 19,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1416 grt
Grangemouth ( UK ) 1899
( IT )

Picture: Romagna
From video by Ted Huikeshoven

Last updated: August 2019