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Old 24-03-2013, 09:07
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I have just discovered the existence of tito s former yacht the galeb . She is the former RAMB III. A converted banana boat used by the Italians as an escort and the Germans as a minelayer. She is as far as I can tell still a museum ship in Rijeka Croatia.
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Old 25-03-2013, 02:28
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I have just discovered the existence of tito s former yacht the galeb . She is the former RAMB III. A converted banana boat used by the Italians as an escort and the Germans as a minelayer. She is as far as I can tell still a museum ship in Rijeka Croatia.
She certainly had an interesting career ... from banana boat to auxiliary cruiser to training ship to presidential yacht ... not much she didn't do!
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Two photos of Galeb from the former Yugoslavia, one as a yacht and one when she was acquired by the city of Rijeka for use as a museum ship.
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RAMB stood for Regia Azienda Monopolio Banane [something like Royal State Banana Monopoly - sorry, my Italian is not very good]. There were four sister ships. I know Ramb I & II were outfitted as AMCs, not so sure about III & IV.

Ramb I ran afoul of HMNZS Leander off the Horn of Africa while escaping from Masawa in early '41 and tried to shoot it out.

Ramb II made it to Japan and was scuttled in '43, salved and sunk by the USAAF at Osaka in early 1945.

Ramb III is the instant ship. She too was sunk in '43 at Fiume, salved by the Germans and scuttled at the end of the War in Trieste, raised and lives on today.

Ramb IV was captured at sea & turned into HM hospital ship, bombed by German a/c in '42 and scuttled by HM forces.
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RAMB stood for Regia Azienda Monopolio Banane [something like Royal State Banana Monopoly - sorry, my Italian is not very good]. There were four sister ships. I know Ramb I & II were outfitted as AMCs, not so sure about III & IV.


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As far as I can ascertain, Ramb III was fitted out as an AMC, while Ramb IV was converted by the Italians into a hospital ship ... therefore presumably was not armed.
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Old 29-03-2013, 10:30
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RAMB stood for Regia Azienda Monopolio Banane [something like Royal State Banana Monopoly - sorry, my Italian is not very good]. There were four sister ships. I know Ramb I & II were outfitted as AMCs, not so sure about III & IV.

Ramb I ran afoul of HMNZS Leander off the Horn of Africa while escaping from Masawa in early '41 and tried to shoot it out.

Ramb II made it to Japan and was scuttled in '43, salved and sunk by the USAAF at Osaka in early 1945.

Ramb III is the instant ship. She too was sunk in '43 at Fiume, salved by the Germans and scuttled at the end of the War in Trieste, raised and lives on today.

Ramb IV was captured at sea & turned into HM hospital ship, bombed by German a/c in '42 and scuttled by HM forces.
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If you look on the "Images from HMAS HOBART" thread, post #68, the last picture is of RAMB IV as a Hospital Ship under British Colours (ignore the caption RAMB II when you pass your cursor over the pic).

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Old 29-03-2013, 21:19
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She's looking in some pretty sad shape. Cool that there is an Italian WWII relic still around though.
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Italian submarines. My Father in law, Urbano Gardeliano, of Udines Italy served on board an Italian sub, 1st under Axis then for the Allies. Where can I find out the name of his sub?
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