Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam passenger ship

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British steam passenger ship Avoceta.

Aboard Avoceta when hit on 26 Sep 1941

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
Aguirre, Carmen Isobel Henrietta, Civilian42Passenger Avoceta +
Aguirre, Enrique Manuel, Civilian38Passenger Avoceta +
Aitken, Janet Stevenson Hardie, Civilian36Passenger Avoceta +
Andrews, Ernest Frederick, Civilian73Passenger Avoceta +
Andrews, Rita Lucia, Civilian60Passenger Avoceta +
Bagot, Frederick, RNVR31Passenger (Surgeon Lieutenant) Avoceta +
Barham, Leslie Charles, RN26Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Avoceta +
Barker, Alan David, Civilian1Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Donald John, Civilian6Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Elizabeth Grace, Civilian10Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Ida Winifred, Civilian43Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Kathleen Maud, Civilian15Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Margaret Eileen, Civilian8Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Norman Eric, Civilian3Passenger Avoceta +
Barker, Ruth Helen Sheila, Civilian13Passenger Avoceta +
Barnett, Thomas Edward Unsworth, Merchant Navy37Chief Cook Avoceta +
Baxter, William Robert, Civilian49Passenger Avoceta +
Breeze, Edmund James, Merchant Navy31Butcher Avoceta +
Cassels, Beryl Rosalie, Civilian1Passenger Avoceta +
Cassels, Hazel Jessie Wynne, Civilian7Passenger Avoceta +
Cassels, Primrose De Havilland, Civilian12Passenger Avoceta +
Cassels, Rosalie Lucy Adela, Civilian35Passenger Avoceta +
Clayton, Bertha Jeanne, Civilian29Passenger Avoceta +
Cobban, Clement Lee, Civilian62Passenger Avoceta +
Cobban, Marie Rose Gabrielle, Civilian48Passenger Avoceta +
Collim, John, RN19Convoy Ordinary Signalman Avoceta +
Cooper, Arthur, RMMarine (DEMS gunner) Avoceta +
Corcoran, Joseph, Merchant Navy31Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Cosgrove, Joseph, Merchant Navy29Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Costello, Philip John, Merchant Navy21Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Creighton, K.E.L., RNRear Admiral (Commodore) Avoceta
Crutchley, Adele Jeanne Henriette Rose, Civilian49Passenger Avoceta +
Crutchley, Cecile Yvonne, Civilian22Passenger Avoceta +
Crutchley, Evelyn Marie Henriette, Civilian21Passenger Avoceta +
Crutchley, Yvonne Theresa, Civilian11Passenger Avoceta +
Dale, Harold, Merchant Navy35Steward Avoceta +
Davey, Edward James, RN25Convoy Ordinary Signalman Avoceta +
Davies, Birt, Civilian63Passenger Avoceta +
Dean, James, Merchant Navy46Storekeeper Avoceta +
Dooley, John, Merchant Navy23Trimmer Avoceta +
Doughty, George William Charles, Merchant Navy33Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Dunlop, Andrew Crawford, Civilian56Passenger Avoceta +
Dunlop, Denise, Civilian22Passenger Avoceta +
Dunlop, Georgette Louise, Civilian48Passenger Avoceta +
Farnan, Elizabeth, Civilian42Passenger Avoceta +
Fawcett, William, Merchant Navy36Steward Avoceta +
Fisher, Robert James, Merchant Navy37Able Seaman Avoceta +
Fitzmaurice, Phillip Anthony, Merchant Navy18Galley Boy Avoceta +
Foley, Daniel, Merchant Navy53Donkeyman Avoceta +
Frith, Arthur, Merchant NavyPassenger (DBS) Aguila, Avoceta
Fursdon, Florence Rose Mary, Civilian71Passenger Avoceta +
Fursdon, Grace, Civilian44Passenger Avoceta +
Goddard, Lois Christine, Civilian2Passenger Avoceta +
Goddard, Michael John, Civilian5Passenger Avoceta +
Goddard, Muriel Alice, Civilian33Passenger Avoceta +
Goddard, Rosemary A., Civilian6Passenger Avoceta +
Goddard, Russell, Civilian35Passenger Avoceta +
Golden, Patrick, Merchant Navy36Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Gough, John Edward, Merchant Navy25Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Griffiths, John, RN29Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Avoceta +
Hancock, Thomas, Merchant Navy58Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Hayes, Raymonde Marie Eugenie, Civilian41Passenger Avoceta +
Inder, Samuel, Merchant Navy19Trimmer Avoceta +
Jennings, Joseph, Merchant Navy40Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Jones, Evan John, Merchant Navy21Able Seaman Avoceta +
Kitchlu, Saraswati, Civilian26Passenger Avoceta +
Lakser, Magdelene Cicily, Civilian37Passenger Avoceta +
Larson, Norman Arthur, RCNVR30Telegraphist Avoceta +
Lingham, Elizabeth, Civilian40Passenger Avoceta +
Lingham, Ferdinand James Lingham, Civilian52Passenger Avoceta +
Lingham, Gordon, Civilian12Passenger Avoceta +
Lloyd, Ann Edith May, Civilian4Passenger Avoceta +
Lloyd, Elaine Gabrielle, Civilian28Passenger Avoceta +
Macfarlane, Murella, Civilian54Passenger Avoceta +
Maguire, Patrick Edward, Merchant Navy35Greaser Avoceta +
Marsden, William Atherton, Merchant Navy16Cadet Avoceta +
Marshall, Musserwanji, Civilian72Passenger Avoceta +
Martin, Harold, Merchant NavyMaster Avoceta
McColl, Samuel, Merchant Navy44Able Seaman Avoceta +
Mitchell, Ernest Thomas, Merchant Navy25Second Engineer Officer Avoceta +
Moorhouse, James, Merchant Navy26Carpenter Avoceta +
Murphy, Peter, Merchant Navy46Boatswain (Bosun) Avoceta +
Newton, Elvira, Civilian62Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, Ernest Alfred William, Civilian2Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, Ernest William, Civilian68Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, Henry Seth Ernest, Civilian8Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, James Jack Theodore, Civilian6Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, Marcelle Marie Yvonne, Civilian36Passenger Avoceta +
Newton, Theodosia Anneliese Johanna, Civilian29Passenger Avoceta +
Nicholls, Harrita, Civilian45Passenger Avoceta +
Nicholson, Nellie, Civilian1Passenger Avoceta +
O'Neil, Lionel Henry, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer Officer Avoceta +
Oliffe-Smith, Fred, Civilian47Passenger Avoceta +
Oliffe-Smith, Gilberte, Civilian38Passenger Avoceta +
Phillips, Walter, Merchant Navy33Pantryman Avoceta +
Pierce, John Francis, Merchant Navy33Fireman and Trimmer Avoceta +
Plas, Gerald Cornelius James, Merchant Navy28Second Officer Avoceta +
Quinn, Harold William, Merchant Navy37First Radio Officer Avoceta +
Reed, George Ramsay, Merchant Navy24Third Engineer Officer Avoceta +
Reeves, Donald Edwin, Civilian67Passenger Avoceta +
Rowan, Nicholas, Merchant Navy52Fireman and Trimmer Avoceta +
Rowan, Thomas, Merchant Navy54Fireman and Trimmer Avoceta
Salem, Mathilde Marie Fortuna, Civilian44Passenger Avoceta +
Scarisbrick, Charles William, Civilian49Passenger Avoceta +
Slater, Edward Ellerton, Merchant Navy53Chief Steward Avoceta +
Stanley, Elizabeth Rebecca Frances, Civilian58Passenger Avoceta +
Stanley, James Frederick, Merchant Navy17Second Radio Officer Avoceta +
Stanley, Revd. Edward John Theodore, Civilian61Passenger Avoceta +
Sutherland, Marjorie, Civilian37Passenger Avoceta +
Swift, William, Merchant Navy22Sailor Avoceta +
Thomas, Alfred, Civilian51Passenger Avoceta +
Thomas, William, Merchant Navy29Able Seaman Avoceta +
Topuz, Josephine Alice, Civilian1Passenger Avoceta +
Topuz, Olive Laura Mary, Civilian20Passenger Avoceta +
Travis, John, Merchant Navy42Pantryman Avoceta
Werner, Max Gerald, Merchant Navy56Assistant Steward Avoceta +
White, Mildred, Civilian54Passenger Avoceta +
Wilkinson, James, Merchant Navy41Assistant Steward Avoceta +
Williams, Harold Ernest, Merchant Navy34Third Officer Avoceta +
Williams, Thomas, Merchant Navy58Chief Engineer Officer Avoceta +
Williamson, Frank Glover, RN23Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Avoceta +
Yahiel, Luna, Civilian61Passenger Avoceta +
Yahiel, Semtov Jacob, Civilian64Passenger Avoceta +
Zink, Mary Elizabeth Gertrude, Civilian60Passenger Avoceta +

124 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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