Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Eric Melrose Brown

FAA. British

Born  21 Jan 1919Leith
Died  21 Feb 2016(97)Redhill, Surrey


10 Mar 1942DSC
2 May 1944MBE
6 Jun 1947Air Force Cross
1 Jan 1949King's Commendation (C)
1 Jan 1970CBE

Roster information listed for Eric Melrose Brown

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Audacity (D 10)Escort carrierSub-Lieutenant21 Dec 1941U-751 (1)

Personal information

Fighter pilot, flying Martlet aircraft in 802 Squadron FAA off HMS Audacity. He had shot down two Fw200 Condor aircraft while escorting the convoy OG-76 and was one of only two survivors of his squadron when the carrier was sunk. Eric “Winkle” Brown later became a famous test pilot and wrote several books.

He talks about the sinking of HMS Audacity in this video from the Battle of the Atlantic Dinner.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats