Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Walter Charles Wright

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1904


11 May 1943King's Commendation (C)

Roster information listed for Walter Charles Wright

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
WallsendSteam merchantChief Officer3 Dec 1942U-552 (1)

Personal information

When Captain Caulfield was taken prisoner, the Chief Officer Walter Wright took command of the only lifeboat (the other having been destroyed in the attack) for the subsequent 5 day voyage to the Cape Verde Islands.


  1. The National Archives (T 335/63)

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