Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Surf

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 Surf.

Aboard Empire Surf when hit on 14 Jan 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adams, Robert James, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Barratt, Albert Edward, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Barrett, Patrick, Merchant Navy54Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Battersby, Vivian, Merchant Navy29Chief StewardEmpire Surf +
Baxter, John Henry, Merchant Navy38Chief CookEmpire Surf +
Beels, John Thomas Kirman, Merchant Navy57Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
Bellis, Noel, Merchant Navy29Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Bolger, William, Merchant Navy25Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Surf +
Brown, James, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
Burrage, Arthur Christopher, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Carhart, Windsor, British Army34Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Corbett, Sidney John Harold, RM41Corporal (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Corry, Herbert, Merchant Navy19Cabin BoyEmpire Surf +
Davies, Leslie, Merchant Navy27CarpenterEmpire Surf +
Doyle, Thomas, Merchant Navy33Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Surf +
Emeney, Reginald Gordon, Merchant Navy36Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Surf +
Forti, Joseph, Merchant Navy47DonkeymanEmpire Surf +
Friary, Bernard, Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Furlong, William, Merchant Navy44GreaserEmpire Surf +
Harper, David Henry, Merchant Navy20ApprenticeEmpire Surf +
Hatchard, Edward Lancaster, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
Humphry, Guy Roy, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
Hurst, Arthur, British Army29Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Kemp, Kenneth Leonard, Merchant Navy20Third OfficerEmpire Surf +
Kenyon, Arthur, Merchant Navy35Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
McCambridge, David, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
McCormack, Thomas, British Army31Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
McRoy, Walter, Merchant Navy41Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
McShane, Patrick, Merchant Navy30Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Surf +
Moger, Charles, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Morrison, Charles, Merchant Navy61Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Surf +
Mudie, Peter, Merchant Navy47Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Surf +
Murray, James Samuel, British Army25Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Musin, Joe, Merchant Navy52Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Surf +
Olarra, Louis, Merchant Navy22Second CookEmpire Surf +
Paddock, Bertie, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Parsons-Smith, Eric, Merchant Navy37Chief OfficerEmpire Surf +
Penson, Joseph Arthur, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Ralph, Arthur Frederick, Merchant Navy30Second OfficerEmpire Surf +
Ruffner, Harry George, Merchant Navy26Mess Room StewardEmpire Surf +
Sandham, Albert, Merchant Navy49MasterEmpire Surf +
Slater, Donald James, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Surf +
Smith, Rodney, British Army24Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Surf +
Stanley, Richard, Merchant Navy52Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Surf +
Whitwell, Peter Lawrence Dann, Merchant Navy20ApprenticeEmpire Surf +
Wightman, Stanley, Merchant Navy17Galley BoyEmpire Surf +
Williams, Frederick George, Merchant Navy27SailorEmpire Surf +

47 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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