Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Wellington Harbour Board Maritime Museum Collection

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

Aboard Opawa when hit on 6 Feb 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAppleton, Thomas Frederick, Merchant Navy36Second Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishBall, James, Merchant Navy44Chief Refrigerator EngineerOpawa +
BritishBatchelor, Ewart William, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishBaxter, Clifford Lionel, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishBlake, Kenneth Henry George, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerOpawa +
New ZealandBudge, Lionel Gerald, Merchant Navy30Fourth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
AustralianCasey, Reginald Patrick, Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardOpawa +
BritishChastney, Frederick Hilary, Merchant Navy23Eighth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishChilds, Albert, Merchant Navy38Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
BritishCooper, Frank Denis, Merchant Navy35Third OfficerOpawa +
BritishCowell, Henry Walter George, Merchant Navy33Boatswain (Bosun)Opawa +
BritishCowles, Albert Frederick, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishCrawley, Frederick Norman, Merchant Navy20GreaserOpawa +
BritishDavison, Jan C., Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa
BritishDownie, Robert Campbell, Merchant Navy27Fourth OfficerOpawa
AustralianEdwards, George James, Merchant Navy29Second Radio OfficerOpawa +
BritishElliott, William T., Merchant Navy30First ElectricianOpawa
BritishEvans, Wilfred George, Merchant Navy47MasterOpawa
CanadianFisher, John D., Merchant Navy21Able SeamanOpawa
BritishFraser, Hector, Merchant Navy34Third Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishFriend, Arthur John, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishGay, George William, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishGittings, Peter Charles, Merchant Navy29Third Radio OfficerOpawa +
BritishHalls, Samuel Ernest, Merchant Navy52Chief Engineer OfficerOpawa
BritishHarding, Barry, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa +
BritishHarris, Kenneth P., Merchant Navy26Ninth Engineer OfficerOpawa
New ZealandHartnett, Edmund Saxelby, RNZNVR26Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Opawa +
BritishIrwin, Laurence George, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishJohnston, Andrew, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishJones, John Jenkin, Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardOpawa +
BritishJowett, George William, Merchant Navy20Steward’s BoyOpawa +
BritishJoyce, Edward, Merchant Navy29Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
BritishLambie, David Core, Merchant Navy24Second Cook and BakerOpawa +
BritishLawrence, Stephen, Merchant Navy38GreaserOpawa +
IrishLevins, John E., Merchant Navy22Able SeamanOpawa
South AfricanLindholm, Dennis John, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishLong, Norman McMillan, Merchant Navy24Seventh Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishLuard, Peter Frank, Merchant Navy20ApprenticeOpawa
AustralianMacKinnon, Neil, Merchant Navy17Refrigerator GreaserOpawa +
BritishMapletoft, John Albert, Merchant Navy42Chief CookOpawa +
BritishMartin, John, Merchant Navy31GreaserOpawa +
IrishMassey, Matthew, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanOpawa +
BritishMcCulloch, Peter Alexander, Merchant Navy26Second ElectricianOpawa +
New ZealandMelrose, Cecil, Merchant Navy28Ordinary SeamanOpawa
BritishMignot, John, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardOpawa +
BritishMoody, Cecil G., RN33DEMS gunnerOpawa
BritishMorgan, Thomas G., Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoyOpawa
BritishMoss, Stanley William, Merchant Navy36Chief StewardOpawa +
BritishMudge, James, Merchant Navy19Galley BoyOpawa +
BritishMutch, James, Merchant Navy29Donkeyman and StorekeeperOpawa +
BritishOliver, George Edward, Merchant Navy23CarpenterOpawa +
BritishOsborne, George William Guy, Merchant Navy24Second Refrigerator EngineerOpawa +
New ZealandOwens, Oamarn T., Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardOpawa
New ZealandPease, Joseph Lionel, Merchant Navy30Fifth Engineer OfficerOpawa
BritishPenfold, Alfred, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishRaison, Henry Bernard, Merchant Navy22Butcher and Assistant CookOpawa +
BritishRaves, Allan, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardOpawa +
IrishRedwood, William, Merchant Navy37Chief OfficerOpawa +
BritishSmith, Albert Edward, Merchant Navy22Tenth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishSouthall, William Alan, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeOpawa +
South AfricanStark, Frank Charles, Merchant Navy24GreaserOpawa +
BritishSteel, John Edward, Merchant Navy32GreaserOpawa +
New ZealandStilton, George Eric John, RNZN34Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Opawa +
BritishTaylor, John Godfrey, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerOpawa +
AustralianTaylor, Ralph Frederick, Merchant Navy22Sixth Engineer OfficerOpawa +
BritishTelford, Thomas, Merchant Navy38GreaserOpawa +
BritishWalder, Robert Percival, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishWarrick, Albert Henry, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanOpawa +
BritishWilby, Edward Philip, Merchant Navy27First Radio OfficerOpawa
BritishWorkman, John, Merchant Navy19Third ElectricianOpawa +

70 persons found.

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

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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