Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British Colony

British steam tanker

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard British Colony when hit on 14 May 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAnderson, James Robert, Merchant Navy56FiremanBritish Colony
BritishAndrew, Kenneth Jeynes, Merchant Navy17Second Radio OfficerBritish Colony
BritishBaker, George, Merchant Navy28SeamanBritish Colony
BritishBeckett, Charles, Merchant Navy61DonkeymanBritish Colony
BritishBentham, Alfred, Merchant Navy21Second StewardBritish Colony
BritishCaldecott, Lester, Merchant Navy21SeamanBritish Colony
BritishClark, John, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
RomanianDavio, Paul, Merchant Navy56PumpmanBritish Colony
BritishDickinson, William Ernest, Merchant Navy60Chief Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
BritishDunford, George, Merchant Navy32SeamanBritish Colony
IrishFitzgerald, George, Merchant Navy45FiremanBritish Colony
BritishGallagher, James, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyBritish Colony
BritishGrace, William, Merchant Navy27SeamanBritish Colony
BritishGreen, Thomas Henry, Merchant Navy65CarpenterBritish Colony, Robert E. Lee
BritishHambling, John Leonard James, Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Colony
BritishHammerton, Basil Watson, Merchant Navy20SailorBritish Colony +
BritishHearne, Gordon, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeBritish Colony
BritishHewitt, Albert, Merchant Navy45SeamanBritish Colony
BritishHunter, John, Merchant Navy26Third OfficerBritish Colony
BritishJennings, Edward, Merchant Navy42FiremanBritish Colony
BritishJones, Thomas, Merchant Navy28SeamanBritish Colony
BritishJordan, Cuthbert, Merchant Navy22SeamanBritish Colony
BritishJunni, Maurice, Merchant Navy22SeamanBritish Colony
BritishKirby, Henry Norman, Merchant Navy20SeamanBritish Colony
BritishLeask, Thomas George, Merchant Navy38Second OfficerBritish Colony +
BritishLincoln, William, Merchant Navy27FiremanBritish Colony
BritishMacDonald, William, Merchant Navy33Third Radio OfficerBritish Colony
BritishMartin, Hubert, Merchant Navy26FiremanBritish Colony
BritishMason, David, Merchant Navy60GreaserBritish Colony
BritishMoody, David, Merchant Navy27Chief Radio OfficerBritish Colony
BritishMoran, Sylvester, Merchant Navy27SeamanBritish Colony
BritishMylotte, George, Merchant Navy20Second CookBritish Colony
BritishNesbitt, Norman, Merchant Navy20SeamanBritish Colony
AustralianO'Dowd, John, Merchant Navy53Boatswain (Bosun)British Colony
BritishO'Sullivan, James, Merchant Navy17Mess Room StewardBritish Colony
New ZealandReynolds, Austin Conway, Merchant Navy28Second Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
BritishRoberts, James Donaldson, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardBritish Colony
BritishRonald, Ian Hartley, Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
BritishSayers, Joseph, Merchant Navy31Chief CookBritish Colony
BritishSummers, George, Merchant Navy15Cabin BoyBritish Colony
BritishTapping, Frederick, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeBritish Colony
BritishTrickey, John Stephen, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanBritish Colony +
BritishWalker, Louis, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish Colony +
BritishWood-Thorburn, Ralph, Merchant Navy49MasterBritish Colony

44 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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