Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Duncan Campbell

Merchant Navy. British


16 Mar 1943MBE

Roster information listed for Duncan Campbell

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
VimeiraSteam tankerSecond Officer11 Aug 1942U-109

Personal information

Duncan Campbell survived the sinking of Vimeira and abandoned ship in the lifeboat of the master, who was taken prisoner by the U-boat. He was then in charge of the boat with 16 occupants. The next day they were picked up by the British steam merchant Sylvia de Larrinaga which was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Reginaldo Giuliani on 14 August. The men from Vimeria abandoned ship in their own lifeboat and were picked up after 28 days by the Siranger and eventually landed at Takoradi on 20 September. He was later awarded the MBE for his fine seamanship while in charge of the lifeboat.

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