12th September 2007, 20:26
Going through a few of my father's things, I came across a slip of paper in one of his Discharge Books, on which he'd written this:
12m NE of Godrevy Is.
I believe that the vessel was bombed and sunk.
Does anyone have any information on this, or any pics or details of the vessel.
12th September 2007, 21:00
There's an entry here (http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/37630?page=1&shipname=rossmore&IDNo=&search_op=OR&number=) for the Rossmore.
12th September 2007, 21:01
IDNo: 1124166 Year: 1907
Launch Date: 25.2.07
Type: Cargo ship
Date of completion: 3.07
Tons: 627 DWT
Yard No: 216
Length overall: 54.9
Builder: Murdoch & Murray Port Glasgow
Owner as Completed: Rossmore S.S.Co Ltd (Murray, McNab), Glasgow
Sunk by bombing 25th March 1941 12nm NE Godrevy
12th September 2007, 21:55
Thanks for the info. I wonder if anyone can come up with a photo.
12th September 2007, 23:43
17th December 2013, 20:51
My grandfather was part of the crew on the SS Rossmore.He was killed when the ship was bombed by German planes.Apparently he abandoned ship and the was machine gunned in the water.The ship was sunk just north of Godrevy lighthouse.