RMS Oropesa

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RMS Oropesa

Postby Peter Jones » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:30 am

My father served aboard this ship during the early 1930's and I have been researching it for some years.

On 16/01/1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by U96 100 miles north west of Bloody Foreland (Northern Ireland) in the vicinity of Rockall. (My father was no longer a crew member by this time.)Some 106 survivors were landed at Campbeltown from HMS Tenacity during the days following.

I am very interested to know if the local press reported any of these events - admittedly unlikely because of war casualty news embargo. Are there any local history details? It is possible, although again unlikely, that victims may have been buried locally and/or their names appear on local war memorials.

I would be pleased to hear from any one who can provide informatio. Thank you, Peter Jones.
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Re: RMS Oropesa

Postby alanw » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:44 pm

Hello Peter

Sorry I am not able to reply to your post but wonder if you can help me.

I have through family records a calling card marked in script with Samuel C. Brown R.M.S. Oropesa. Probably dates from 1920's/30s/40s? I have been trying to find out who this is and maybe some reason for the card being in my possession....would you have any info from your research about Samuel?

Thanks

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Re: RMS Oropesa

Postby UP THE ROAD » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:41 am

Try this webpage. There is a discussion forum on it and the people posting on it seem very helpful regarding queries. There's also a Navy Website - best of luck.
www.mercantilemarine.org/

www.m-navydays.com/
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Re: RMS Oropesa

Postby alanw » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:05 am

UP THE ROAD wrote:Try this webpage. There is a discussion forum on it and the people posting on it seem very helpful regarding queries. There's also a Navy Website - best of luck.
http://www.mercantilemarine.org/

http://www.m-navydays.com/


Thanks for this suggestion - I will follow up as suggested....

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