Urmston WW2 

William George Self

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:Merchant Navy
Name of Rgt or Ship:S.S. Orama (Barrow)
Country of burial:Lost at SeaGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
The Orama was built in 1924, it's gross register tonnage was 19,840, it was
658 feet long, 75 feet wide and could make 18 knots.   It was one of 8
ships operated by the Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, 3-5 Fenchurch Ave,
London EC3.   Used as a troop ship from 1940.

Travelling from Scapa Flow to Narvik, on the 08/06/40 she was shelled and
torpedoed by the Admiral Hipper, the Hans Lody and the destroyer Karl
Galster and sank in position - 67.44N 03.52E.   There were 280 survivors,
(including some PoWs), but 19 crew/PoWs were lost.
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