Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Herbert Edward Keene

RN (P/JX 265593). British

Born   1913
Died  6 Oct 1943(30)

Roster information listed for Herbert Edward Keene

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
MaritSteam tankerAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)4 Oct 1943 (+)U-596

Personal information

Son of William and Christabel Keene, of Stroud, Gloucestershire; husband of Lorna E. Keene, of Stroud. He had been on watch on the port side of the bridge of Marit when the ship was torpedoed and was thrown over the pillbox, landing on deck on his back with a foot jammed between the keel of a lifeboat and the deck. The gunner walked to a lifeboat himself after the second mate, who was the officer on watch, had cut his shoe off him to get him loose. Herbert E. Keene died from interna injuries at the RAF hospital in Benghazi on 6 Oct, 1943.

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