Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

John Cameron

Merchant Navy. British


3 Feb 1942MBE
3 Feb 1942Lloyd's War Medal
9 Jan 1945OBE

Roster information listed for John Cameron

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire WaveCatapult armed merchantChief Officer2 Oct 1941U-562 (1)
Ocean MightSteam merchantChief Officer3 Sep 1942U-109 (2)
JanetaSteam merchantMaster1 May 1944U-181 (3)

Personal information

Award Citation as published in London Gazette on 3 February 1942:

The ship was torpedoed at night in a heavy sea. A boat load of 27 survivors got away in charge of the chief officer. They were 14 days on the open sea, during which time they made some 500 miles, braving intense cold, storms and hunger. It was due to the masterly seamanship of the chief officer and to his courage and resource that so many were brought to safety.


  1. The National Archives (T 335/28)
  2. Personal communication
  3. The National Archives (T 335/104)

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