Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Somme

British steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

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

Aboard Somme when hit on 18 Feb 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Alderson, Frederick Ivor Jack, Merchant Navy20Third Radio OfficerSomme +
Allinger, Eric, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanSomme +
Anson, Edward Ernest, RN31Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Arrowsmith, George Alfred, British Army22Gunner (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Bailey, Thomas, Merchant Navy53Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Bennett, Abraham Alphonso, Merchant Navy36Second Cook and BakerSomme +
Bowden, Charles, Merchant Navy51CarpenterSomme +
Bowie, John Ronald, Merchant Navy32Second OfficerSomme +
Boyd, Bert Robert, Merchant Navy20SailorSomme +
Brew, John, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanSomme +
Brooks, Stephen Pratt, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanSomme +
Burke, James, Merchant Navy49Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Byfield, Ferrel Gladstone, Merchant Navy35TrimmerSomme +
Coker, John Fitz Davis, Merchant Navy25TrimmerSomme +
Coulson, George, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Coupland, Dennis Frank, British Army19Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Cox, Stanley, Merchant Navy16Steward’s BoySomme +
Deason, Charles Gordon, Merchant Navy25SailorSomme +
Docherty, Peter, British Army22Gunner (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Duff, George Riddell Simpson, RN29Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Ellis, Edward Peter, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeSomme +
Fletcher, John William Arnold, British Army35Gunner (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Gregory, Cecil, Merchant Navy53Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Haynes, Thomas William, British Army31Gunner (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Hill, Henry Arthur, Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardSomme +
Holland, Frank Alfred, Merchant Navy24Master’s ClerkSomme +
Howell, Albert Edward Ernest, Merchant Navy36Boatswain (Bosun)Somme +
Hyde, William, British Army31Gunner (DEMS gunner)Somme +
Jacks, William Henry, Merchant Navy40Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
James, David Burton Hinckley, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerSomme +
Jeatt, Douglas John Westmacott, Merchant Navy49Second Engineer OfficerSomme +
Johnson, Lionel, Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Joseph, Hubert, Merchant Navy46GreaserSomme +
Karram, Albert Thomas, Merchant Navy29Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Keech, Edgar William Thomas, Merchant Navy49Able SeamanSomme +
Kerry, Arthur, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Somme +
King, Archibald Ruthven, Merchant Navy29GreaserSomme +
Low, Cecil Stanley, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerSomme +
Lynch, Henry, Merchant Navy19TrimmerSomme +
Lynch, Walter, Merchant Navy50Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
McCabe, Charles Begley, Merchant Navy26Fourth Engineer OfficerSomme +
Owen, Robert Goronwy, Merchant Navy44Chief OfficerSomme +
Page, Charles Alfred, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanSomme +
Page, Eric, Merchant Navy20SailorSomme +
Philip, Joseph Thomas, Merchant Navy25Third Engineer OfficerSomme +
Pile, Fitzgerald, Merchant Navy47Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Pitter, Charles, Merchant Navy30Fireman and TrimmerSomme +
Pooke, Anthony, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardSomme +
Prosser, Clarence Cornish, Merchant Navy47MasterSomme +
Robinson, James, Merchant Navy46GreaserSomme +
Sutcliffe, John, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanSomme +
Thomas, Arthur, Merchant Navy30Chief CookSomme +
Till, William Charles, Merchant Navy42First Radio OfficerSomme +
Toft, Ronald F., Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoySomme +
Trant, Clifford, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeSomme +
Walker, Richard, Merchant Navy20TrimmerSomme +
Whitlock, William, Merchant Navy45Chief StewardSomme +
Willis, William, Merchant Navy59Chief Engineer OfficerSomme +

58 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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