Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Heron

British steam merchant


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

Aboard Empire Heron when hit on 16 Oct 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
Airlie, John, Merchant Navy46Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Heron +
Andrew, James Robert, Merchant Navy23SailorEmpire Heron +
Barker, William, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Barrett, Daniel, Merchant Navy46Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Heron +
Battle, George, Merchant Navy27SailorEmpire Heron +
Bennett, Colin, Merchant Navy31Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Heron +
Bolton, Sydney, Merchant Navy35CookEmpire Heron +
Branch, Thomas Henry, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanEmpire Heron +
Broadley, George Albert, Merchant Navy22FiremanEmpire Heron +
Bruce, Arthur, RMMarine (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Burke, George Thomas, Merchant Navy21DonkeymanEmpire Heron +
Challingsworth, William John, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardEmpire Heron +
Chisholm, Frederick Campbell, Merchant Navy21First Radio OfficerEmpire Heron +
Clayden, George, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanEmpire Heron +
Dodds, Victor, Merchant Navy20Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Heron +
Gibson, Gordon, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Harwood, Reginald, Merchant Navy26Third Radio OfficerEmpire Heron +
Hawley, Kenneth, Merchant Navy18SailorEmpire Heron +
Head, Ronald Frederick, British Army18Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Hoppit, Walter Gordon, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Jones, Charles, Merchant Navy39DonkeymanEmpire Heron +
Keilloh, David Smith, Merchant Navy18Second Radio OfficerEmpire Heron +
Kelly, Joseph, Merchant Navy35CookEmpire Heron +
Kenaelley, Alfred, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Lewis, Charles H., Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Heron +
Lewis, Dennys Markham, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanEmpire Heron +
Lewis, Robert, Merchant Navy23Third OfficerEmpire Heron +
Mabbs, James, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanEmpire Heron +
McBean, William Christopher, Merchant Navy40Chief OfficerEmpire Heron +
McBeath, George, Merchant Navy53DonkeymanEmpire Heron +
Newton, Reginald Albert, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Orde, Allen, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanEmpire Heron +
Osborne, Fred Laurence, Merchant Navy28FiremanEmpire Heron +
Pring, Cornelius James, Merchant Navy21SailorEmpire Heron +
Robertson, Norman Ritchie, Merchant Navy30Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Heron +
Ross, James Dick, Merchant Marine44MasterEmpire Heron +
Russell, Walter, Merchant Navy58Chief StewardEmpire Heron +
Shotton, Eric James, Merchant Navy26Second OfficerEmpire Heron +
Spellacy, James Francis, Merchant Navy27FiremanEmpire Heron +
Tillson, Jack, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
White, Thomas George, British Army20Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Heron +
Williams, Chepstow Henry, Merchant Navy33Assistant StewardEmpire Heron +
Wood, William Wilson, Merchant Navy20Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Heron +

43 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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