Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

San Demetrio

British motor tanker

Photo courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, P14592

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

Aboard San Demetrio when hit on 17 Mar 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Atkinson, James, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio +
Beckett, Eric, Merchant Navy18Third StewardSan Demetrio
Black, Isaac, Merchant Navy20ApprenticeSan Demetrio
Black, John Magnus, Merchant Navy42Chief Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio +
Boyd, John Jones, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerSan Demetrio
Clark, John, Merchant Navy32Third Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio +
Coates, Robert, Merchant Navy19CadetSan Demetrio
Cranham, Arthur Charles, Merchant Navy32Second StewardSan Demetrio
Cridland, Dennis, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanSan Demetrio
Davidson, William McKenzie, Merchant Navy22Third OfficerSan Demetrio
Donohoe, Laurence, Merchant Navy49Greaser and FiremanSan Demetrio +
Emmerson, George Howard, Merchant Navy26Second OfficerSan Demetrio +
Finnis, William Henry Dearlove, Merchant Navy45Boatswain (Bosun)San Demetrio
Fowler, Ronald, Merchant Navy24SailorSan Demetrio +
Georgeson, James Henry, Merchant Navy27CarpenterSan Demetrio
Gibbs, Reginald, Merchant Navy22Sixth Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio
Glanville, Frederick, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanSan Demetrio
Gouldson, John Thomas, Merchant Navy35StorekeeperSan Demetrio
Haggett, Joseph, 20DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Hill, Richard Henry, Merchant Navy17Ordinary SeamanSan Demetrio +
Holroyd, Fred, Merchant Navy54Able SeamanSan Demetrio
Hopkins, James, Merchant Navy32PumpmanSan Demetrio
Hyatt, George James, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanSan Demetrio +
Jennings, George William, Merchant Navy29Chief Radio OfficerSan Demetrio
Johnson, Joseph, 26DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Kavanagh, Peter E., Merchant Navy29Able SeamanSan Demetrio
Kelly, Cornelius, Merchant Navy43FiremanSan Demetrio +
Kennerley, Leslie, Merchant Navy36Chief StewardSan Demetrio
Knott, George Arthur Henry, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerSan Demetrio, San Alvaro
Ludlow, Bramwel Charles, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)San Demetrio +
Macdonald, Archibald, Merchant Navy52Greaser and FiremanSan Demetrio +
Madden, William Leonard, RN43Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)San Demetrio +
Manion, Peter, Merchant Navy37FiremanSan Demetrio +
McGuire, Thomas, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanSan Demetrio
O'Connor, Martin, British Army23Gunner (DEMS gunner)San Demetrio +
O’Shea, John, Merchant Navy26Junior Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio
Patterson, John George, Merchant Navy25Second CookSan Demetrio +
Patterson, Norman, Merchant Navy33CookSan Demetrio +
Pearce, Gilbert R., 24DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Percival, Eric, 27DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Pilson, William, Merchant Navy43Able SeamanSan Demetrio
Potter, Alfred John, 31DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Priest, Norman, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerSan Demetrio
Prince, Ronald, Merchant Navy19Mess Room BoySan Demetrio
Redmond, Benjamin, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanSan Demetrio +
Sagar, Cecil, Merchant Navy33Second Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio
Silcock, Samuel Watson, Merchant Navy17Mess Room StewardSan Demetrio
Smyth, Edward Foster, Merchant Navy24Junior Engineer OfficerSan Demetrio +
Stavely, Norman, British Army32DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Vidot, Conrad, Merchant NavyMasterSan Demetrio
Ward, Robert, 20DEMS gunnerSan Demetrio
Watson, Robert, Merchant Navy44PumpmanSan Demetrio
Westbury, Frederick Lennon, Merchant Navy27Greaser and FiremanSan Demetrio +

53 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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