Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British Freedom

British motor tanker



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British motor tanker British Freedom.

Aboard British Freedom when hit on 27 Jun 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Braithwaite, Edward Albert Victor, Merchant NavyChief Engineer Officer British Freedom
Main, Francis, Merchant NavyMaster British Freedom

Aboard British Freedom when hit on 14 Jan 1945

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NameAgeRankServed on
Aitken, James, Merchant Navy22Deck Hand British Freedom
Armstrong, William, 20DEMS gunner British Freedom
Ashley, Ronald, Merchant Navy21Sixth Engineer Officer British Freedom
Brand, Anthony, Merchant Navy19Cabin Boy British Freedom
Buchanan, Sidney, Merchant Navy53Boatswain (Bosun) British Freedom
Butler, John Albert, Merchant Navy19Ordinary Seaman British Freedom
Callaghan, Cornellis, Merchant Navy60Donkeyman British Freedom
Christie, Arthur, Merchant Navy37Chief Cook British Freedom
Cleland, Richard, Merchant Navy24Fourth Engineer Officer British Freedom
Clinton, Alan, Merchant Navy25Able Seaman British Freedom
Copland, John Fordice, Merchant Navy18Galley Boy British Freedom
Craigie, Thomas, Merchant Navy31Able Seaman British Freedom
Dawson, William, 34DEMS gunner British Freedom
Evans, Edward, Merchant Navy18Deck Boy British Freedom
French, John, 26DEMS gunner British Freedom
Fullerton, David, Merchant Navy25Able Seaman British Freedom
Gay, Jack Ramillies, Merchant Navy19Cabin Boy British Freedom
Glen, John, Merchant Navy29Carpenter British Freedom
Grant, William, 25DEMS gunner British Freedom
Greenwood, Ronald, 21DEMS gunner British Freedom
Hamilton, Mathew, Merchant Navy31Able Seaman British Freedom
Hawling, Albert Norman Gyrd, Merchant Navy21First Radio Officer British Freedom
Hayward, Charles, 36DEMS gunner British Freedom
Hazel, Harry Frederick, 20DEMS gunner British Freedom
Henderson, William, Merchant Navy33Electrician British Freedom +
Hendry, James, Merchant Navy18Third Radio Officer British Freedom
Hill, William Norman, Merchant Navy16Apprentice British Freedom
Hodder, Alfred Norman, Merchant Navy25Second Officer British Freedom
Hughes, James, Merchant Navy29Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
Jamieson, George, Merchant Navy43Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
Johnson, Edwin, Merchant Navy21Second Cook British Freedom
Laing, John, Merchant Navy67Able Seaman British Freedom
Lawson, Anthony John, Merchant Navy36Chief Officer British Freedom
Lee, William, 32DEMS gunner British Freedom
Leybourne, Peter, Merchant Navy17Apprentice British Freedom
McAra, Thomas, Merchant Navy31Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
McKinnon, John Vernon, Merchant Navy48Second Engineer Officer British Freedom
McLean, Roderick, Merchant Navy27Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
McLelland, Albert, Merchant Navy33Engine Room Storekeeper British Freedom
McNaughton, Ian Bisset, Merchant Navy18Apprentice British Freedom
Mitchell, Norman, 25DEMS gunner British Freedom
Monsen, Martin, Merchant Navy36Able Seaman British Freedom
Morris, Frank Llewellyn, Merchant Navy45Master British Freedom
Ogg, John Thompson, Merchant Navy41Chief Engineer Officer British Freedom
Parkman, Alfred, Merchant Navy44Chief Steward British Freedom
Parsons, Fredrick John, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer Officer British Freedom
Ross, Edward Alan, Merchant Navy17Apprentice British Freedom
Sands, John, Merchant Navy42Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
Shanks, Charles Lamb, Merchant Navy25Mess Room Steward British Freedom
Sharp, William, Merchant Navy21Fireman and Greaser British Freedom
Stewart, Ninion James, Merchant Navy22Second Radio Officer British Freedom
Sutherland, Alexander, Merchant Navy25Able Seaman British Freedom
West, William, Merchant Navy44Able Seaman British Freedom
Whitehead, Wilfred, Merchant Navy31Third Engineer Officer British Freedom
Williams, Arthur, Merchant Navy20Ordinary Seaman British Freedom
Wood, Geoffrey, Merchant Navy21Third Officer British Freedom
Young, John Kennedy, Merchant Navy36Second Steward British Freedom

59 persons found - for all attacks.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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