Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

James F. Dougherty

Merchant Marine. American

Born  25 Jul 1917Philadelphia, PA

Roster information listed for James F. Dougherty

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HonomuSteam merchantFireman5 Jul 1942U-456 (1)
Silver SwordSteam merchantRepatriated Seaman20 Sep 1942U-255 (1)

Personal information

James F. Dougherty was one of the survivors who survived 13 days on rafts after the sinking of Honomu. He later told his family that he was grateful to the German sailors who gave them bread (dark like pumpernickel).

James and other survivors from Honomu went aboard Silver Sword in September 1942 and were shipwrecked again during their return trip from North Russia. He was rescued and eventually repatriated aboard Queen Mary in October 1942.


  1. Personal communication

Do you have additional information on this person?
If you wish to add information to this person the following would be helpful (if missing): nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board specific ship. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can send the information here.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats