Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Spring

British catapult armed merchant


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

Aboard Empire Spring when hit on 14 Feb 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Andrew, Robert, Merchant Navy25Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Armstrong, James, Merchant Navy52Chief CookEmpire Spring +
Austin, William, Merchant Navy55Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Spring +
Blithe, Jack Vernon, Merchant Navy23Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Brearley, Alan Eastwood, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Spring +
Brown, John, Merchant Navy56Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Brown, Walter Thomas, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Spring +
Buchan, Robert, Merchant Navy18CadetEmpire Spring +
Carey, Richard, Merchant Navy39Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Chapman, Charles Orlando, RN22Ordinary TelegraphistEmpire Spring +
Chilton, Ronald, Merchant Navy19Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Clerk, Donald, Merchant Navy36Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Cobb, Arthur, Merchant Navy33Ordinary SeamanEmpire Spring +
Cox, Albert Ernest George, RN24Convoy SignalmanEmpire Spring +
Cullen, Denis, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Dibben, Arthur Douglas Harry, RNR54Commodore 2nd Class (Captain)Empire Spring +
Drysdale, Ian MacIntosh, Merchant Navy37Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Gifford, Alfred, British Army33Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Spring +
Gillespie, Archibald, Merchant Navy24Sixth Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Gillett, Arthur William, Merchant Navy30Third OfficerEsmond, Empire Spring +
Halstead, Douglas, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Spring +
Hammond, Arthur Alfred, Merchant Navy21Mess Room StewardEmpire Spring +
Harrison, Arthur, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Spring +
Hayles, Alfred Bester, Merchant Navy35First Radio OfficerEmpire Spring +
Hendry, James, Merchant Navy36Second CookEmpire Spring +
Hollis, Robert James, Merchant Navy52Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Hughes, Henry, Merchant Navy28Ordinary SeamanEmpire Spring +
Jeffs, Alexandre Guilmont, RNConvoy SignalmanEmpire Spring +
MacWalter, David, Merchant Navy35Second StewardEmpire Spring +
Martin, William McCowan, Merchant Navy53StorekeeperEmpire Spring +
May, Eric Watt Smith, Merchant Navy16CadetEmpire Spring +
McCready, James, Merchant Navy23SailorEmpire Spring +
McKechan, Alexander, Merchant Navy43MasterEmpire Spring +
McNaughton, John Pendreigh, Merchant Navy29Chief OfficerEmpire Spring +
McWade, Cuthbert Austin, Merchant Navy41Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Miller, Temple Frederick, Merchant Navy38Second OfficerEmpire Spring +
Moffat, John Hutchison, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Murray, Allan McLean, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Spring +
Murray, Donald Mackenzie, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Spring +
Patterson, Alexander William, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Porteous, Francis, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Reid, Alexander Sellar, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Reid, John Grant, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Ross, Angus, Merchant Navy32Junior Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Spring +
Smale, Cyril Sydney, Merchant Navy29Second Radio OfficerEmpire Spring +
Speirs, Thomas Ernest, Merchant Navy42Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Starkey, Herbert John, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Spring +
Strachan, David Richard, Merchant Navy52Chief StewardEsmond, Empire Spring +
Thompson, Robert, RNLeading SignalmanEmpire Spring +
Thurogood, Thomas, Merchant Navy32Greaser and FiremanEmpire Spring +
Tobin, Martin Joseph, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanEmpire Spring +
Wakefield, Charles Albert, RN42Convoy Yeoman of SignalsEmpire Spring +
Walsh, Patrick, Merchant Navy28CarpenterEmpire Spring +
Watson, Lewis Turnbull, RN20Convoy SignalmanEmpire Spring +
Yates, Jesse, British Army33Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Spring +

55 persons found.

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