Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Ivor Anthony Winter

RN (MX 93871). British

Roster information listed for Ivor Anthony Winter

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Hardy (R 08)DestroyerLeading Sick Berth Attendant30 Jan 1944U-278 (1)

Personal information

Ivor Anthony Winter was on watch when HMS Hardy was struck. He later told his family that he attributed his position on deck to his survival, that the hand rails were covered in ice and he had to jump from his ship to HMS Venus. Ivor was taken to Northern Russia “Russia” where he was given a large creamy/white woolen sweater, a large hat with built in ear muffs and a “survivors breakfast”. For many years on return home he had what he called “snow blindness” where his eyes were deeply inflamed.

He had served aboard HMS Hardy since 4 August 1943, joined HMS LST-180 on 1 June 1944 while attached to HMS Drake IV and became a Sick Berth Petty Officer.


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