Operation Pedestal – Santa Marija Convoy Memories

Malta: War Diary

Santa Marija Feast Day Brings Food and Fuel

“Many of these fine men and their ships were lost but the memory of their conduct will remain an inspiration to all who were privileged to sail with them.”  E N Syfret, Vice-Admiral, Flag Officer Commanding, Operation Pedestal (click to read full report)

Operation Pedestal Casualty List – click here

Film: newsreel of Santa Marija Convoy – click here

Ohio is towed into Grand Harbour (NWMA Malta)
Ohio is towed into Grand Harbour (NWMA Malta)

LAST CONVOY SURVIVOR LIMPS TO SAFETY 

After an epic struggle by her gallant Master and escorts, SS Ohioentered Malta’s Grand Harbour at 0755 hours on 15 August 1942.  After a traumatic twenty four hours under tow, the slowly sinking tanker was eased into safe waters, where she finally settled on the bottom with the majority of her fuel cargo intact and available.

Ohio was the last of five supply ships to make…

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