The SS Ceramic was attacked by a U-Boat off the Azores. The weather was cold with rough seas. The passengers managed to get into lifeboats although the weather was bad and the seas were very rough, and many of the boats capsized. The U-Boat rescued 1 person for interrogation, the remaining 655 people all perished1.
27 Army nurses that died are commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial2.
- The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) Story of SS Ceramic SInking told by Sole Survivor. Tuesday 18 October 1945
- SS Ceramic the untold story[WWW] http://www.ssceramic.co.uk/casualties/search.php