Raymond Ormerod


Telegraphist C/WRX974
H.M. Trawler Royalo

Raymond was the son of Reginald and Octavia Ormerod, of Wroxham, Norfolk.

He died on 1 September 1940, when H.M. Trawler Royalo was sunk, and is buried in Penzance Cemetery (Sec. F. Row C. Grave 3).

The Royalo (Penant: FY 714) was built in 1916, and taken over by the Admiralty in April 1940.
She had a displacement of 248 tons, measured 120.5 ft x 22ft, and has a draught of 12.2 ft.

The Royalo sunk having struck a mine off South Cornwall, and her wreck is now on the seabed off Penzance Harbour (Latitude: 50 06' 54"N, Longitude: 05 30' 57"W), in fifteen metres of water.

Raymond's grave in Penzance Cemetery
The view from St Michael's Mount towards Penzance Harbour, over the area in Mount Bay where H.M. Trawler "Royalo" was sunk