They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Rowland Craig Jamieson


Leading SeamanS (RDF), V22037, RCNVR


Warrant Officer (Special Branch), O-36215, RCNVR


Born: 15 Jan 1905, Forest, Lambton Co., Ontario


Died: 22 Jan 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


JAMIESON, Rowland Craig, Wt (SB), V22037, RCNVR, MPK - 25 Jan 1942, SS RINGSTAD - Son of David C. and Nellie Jamieson, Sarnia, ON; husband of Laura F. J. Jamieson, Toronto, ON.


Warrant Officer R. C. Jamieson was returning to Canada from United Kingdom. He was a passenger on Norwegian cargo vessel SS Ringstad. This ship had departed from Cardiff, England, on Jan. 14, 1942 and was scheduled to dock at St. John New Brunswick on or about Jan. 28, 1942. The SS Ringstad was in Convoy ONS 56 which was made up of 36 ships when she was torpedoed by a German Submarine U-333 about 90 miles south east of Cape Race Newfoundland. The sinking occurred at about 04:30 hrs. on Jan. 24, 1942.


Ships served in:

TORONTO DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 15 Jul 1940 as an Ordinary Telegraphist. Commenced Active Service 15 Jul 1940

NAVAL SERVICE HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Served at NSHQ for duty with Research Council 26 Nov 1940 - 14 May 1941 as an O/Tel and LS (RDF), RCNVR

* Appointed Warrant Officer (Special Branch) 15 Jun 1941

HMS VICTORY - Served in VICTORY for S.S.E. 05 Dec 1941 - 06 Jan 1942 as a Wt (SB), RCNVR

HMCS BYTOWN - Appointed to BYTOWN 07 Jan 1942 as a  Wt (SB), RCNVR

SS RINGSTAD - Wt Jamieson died when the ship he was passenger on from the UK to Canada for his appointment to HMCS BYTOWN, the SS RINGSTAD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-333






(RJ01-RJ02) Record of Service as a Rating  (RJ03-RJ04) Record of Service as an Officer





(RJ05) Report of Death  (RJ06-RJ07) Letters to Wt Jamieson's widow



Second World War Casualty Index