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