MT Ranja forsvant sporløst på reise med 34 mann, full last olje fra Houston 9. mars 1942 bestemt for Storbritannia via Halifax. Senere har det kommet frem at U-71 torpederte den norske tankskipet 17. mars i posisjon 39N og 65W.
MT Ranja disappeared without a trace at the 9th of March 1942, on a journey from Houston to UK via Halifax with a crew of 34 people. The ship was loaded with oil to maximum capacity. At a later date, German sources has revealed that U-71 torpedoed Ranja on 17th of March 1942 in position 39N, 65W.