Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Vancouver Island

Canadian motor merchant



Vancouver Island under her former name Weser. Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2833

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Canadian motor merchant Vancouver Island.

Aboard Vancouver Island when hit on 15 Oct 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
Alcock, George W., Merchant Navy50Chief ElectricianVancouver Island +
Andrew, William Charles, Civilian20PassengerVancouver Island +
Ardagh, John Charles, RCNVR20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Vancouver Island +
Ash, William John, Civilian33PassengerVancouver Island +
Baguley, Charles Richard, Merchant Navy19Junior Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Bald, Francis, Merchant Navy26OilerVancouver Island +
Banning, Ross, Merchant Navy47Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Barter, John D., Civilian45PassengerVancouver Island +
Blain, John A., Civilian23PassengerVancouver Island +
Blossom, David Charles, Civilian30PassengerVancouver Island +
Bower, Carol Alexander, Merchant Navy20QuartermasterVancouver Island +
Brennan, Edward Michael, RCAF20Passenger (Sergeant)Vancouver Island +
Briggs, Alfred James, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Brown, Henry O., Merchant Navy18Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Budd, Norman Hayward, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Bunt, Gordon Douglas, Merchant Navy48Chief OfficerVancouver Island +
Caine, Frank, Merchant Navy40Senior Third Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Callow, Alfred, Merchant Navy39StorekeeperVancouver Island +
Casstles, William Cecil, Merchant Navy37Chief EngineerVancouver Island +
Cornett, Donald James, Merchant Navy22Ordinary SeamanVancouver Island +
Countryman, James Franklin, Civilian36PassengerVancouver Island +
Crete, Ernest Francis, Merchant Navy21WiperVancouver Island +
Crosby, Archie L., Civilian43PassengerVancouver Island +
Crouse, Donald, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Desroches, Joseph, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Easton, George, Civilian26PassengerVancouver Island +
Folk, Robert E., Civilian22PassengerVancouver Island +
Forbes, Harry Malcolm, Merchant Navy23Junior Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Forbes, Percy D., Merchant Navy45PantrymanVancouver Island +
Garand, Oliver, Merchant Navy25WiperVancouver Island +
Gilfond, Philip, Civilian21PassengerVancouver Island +
Gill, John, Merchant Navy34Senior Fourth Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Godfrey, Reginald Roger, Civilian25PassengerVancouver Island +
Gorisky, Victor, Merchant Navy25Galley BoyVancouver Island +
Gosselin, Roger, Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Graham, James Vere, Merchant Navy40Second ElectricianVancouver Island +
Green, Ralph, Merchant Navy32OilerVancouver Island +
Hanna, Gordon, Merchant Navy23Junior Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Hopkins, William Henry, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Vancouver Island +
Hutchison, Howard Mclean, Merchant Navy21MechanicianVancouver Island +
Jackson, Ernest, Merchant Navy21WiperVancouver Island +
Laganiere, Laganiere, Merchant Navy33Third OfficerVancouver Island +
Lancaster, Foster Archibald, Merchant Navy28Second Refrigerator EngineerVancouver Island +
Lane, Douglas James, Merchant Navy29Second StewardVancouver Island +
Lazor, Michael, Merchant Navy25ChefVancouver Island +
Legacy, Lawrence, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Legare, Raymond Henry, Merchant Navy23WiperVancouver Island +
Loder, Blowers, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Lowson, Arthur Ernest, Merchant Navy48Second Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
MacMillan, John, Merchant Navy34Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
MacPhail, Harris, Merchant Navy21QuartermasterVancouver Island +
McCartney, Roy, Merchant Navy29QuartermasterVancouver Island +
McLeod, Burris Granville, RCNR20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Vancouver Island +
McManus, William, Merchant Navy16Mess Room StewardVancouver Island +
McMullen, Thomas G., Merchant Navy33Second OfficerVancouver Island +
McNulty, Michael, Civilian31PassengerVancouver Island +
Michaud, Georges Henri, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanVancouver Island +
Moraes, Basil, Merchant Navy30QuartermasterVancouver Island +
Mousset, Horace, Merchant Navy33OilerVancouver Island +
Myers, Michael, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Nielsen, Einar Lindeskov, Merchant Navy20ButcherVancouver Island +
Pankratz, Frank, Merchant Navy21Mess Room StewardVancouver Island +
Pouliot, George, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Price, Joseph, Civilian30PassengerVancouver Island +
Richter, William, Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Riley, William, Merchant Navy49Chief Refrigerator EngineerVancouver Island +
Rodgers, Rodgers, Merchant Navy35Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Roper, Eric Lacey, Merchant Navy40MasterVancouver Island +
Roy, Guy Emile, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Shaw, Thomas Alexander, Merchant Navy37Third Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Simonson, Harry P., Civilian32PassengerVancouver Island +
Simpson, Ernest Little, RCAF21Passenger (Pilot Officer)Vancouver Island +
Sines, Thomas Crawford, Civilian39PassengerVancouver Island +
Singer, Charles, Civilian25PassengerVancouver Island +
Smet, Jacques, Merchant Navy19Assistant CookVancouver Island +
Smet, Jean, Merchant Navy21BakerVancouver Island +
Smith, George L.V., Merchant Navy47Senior Second Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Speer, John Chester, Civilian26PassengerVancouver Island +
Stratton, Clarence L., Civilian23PassengerVancouver Island +
Sutherland, William, Merchant Navy22Boatswain (Bosun)Vancouver Island +
Templeton, Andros E., Civilian22PassengerVancouver Island +
Thorn, Henry, Merchant Navy36CarpenterVancouver Island +
Turner, Fred, Merchant Navy41Chief StewardVancouver Island +
Vye, Bervel Benj, Merchant Navy20OilerVancouver Island +
Wakefield, Arthur George, Merchant Navy30Assistant StewardVancouver Island +
Watt, James Ronald, British Army31Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Vancouver Island +
Williams, Roy Gardner, Merchant Navy20Second Radio OfficerVancouver Island +
Wilson, Robert, Merchant Navy18Able SeamanVancouver Island +
Wootton, William Ernest, Merchant Navy24Fourth Engineer OfficerVancouver Island +
Young, John, Merchant Navy26First Radio OfficerVancouver Island +

90 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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