Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Douglas Stanley Coles

Merchant Navy (R211411). British

Born  10 Apr 1922Cardiff

Roster information listed for Douglas Stanley Coles

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HazelsideSteam merchantSteward28 Oct 1941U-68 (1)

Personal information

Douglas Stanley Coles served in the Merchant Navy from 1938 to 1948. He later told his family that when they were in the lifeboat the U-boat surfaced and its commander sent some of his crew members into the lifeboat to render first aid. He also said that they were in the lifeboat for two weeks before being picked up by the Malayan Prince. His wages stopped from the time his ship was sunk until he signed on for his next ship after convalescence approximately three months later.


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