Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Arthur Frank Kneebone

RN. British

Born  26 Aug 1918Plymouth

Roster information listed for Arthur Frank Kneebone

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Hecla (F 20)Destroyer tenderShipwright Petty Officer12 Nov 1942U-515 (1)

Personal information

Arthur Frank Kneebone was in the water for about 12 hours after the sinking of HMS Helca before being rescued by HMS Venomous and taken to Casablanca. He was then transferred to Gibraltar and eventually repatriated to Plymouth, still wearing an American uniform he had been provided at some point. Serving full term in the Royal Navy he later retired as Lieutenant Shipwright.


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