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
Anderson, James Robert, Merchant Navy56FiremanBritish Colony
Andrew, Kenneth Jeynes, Merchant Navy17Second Radio OfficerBritish Colony
Baker, George, Merchant Navy28SeamanBritish Colony
Beckett, Charles, Merchant Navy61DonkeymanBritish Colony
Bentham, Alfred, Merchant Navy21Second StewardBritish Colony
Caldecott, Lester, Merchant Navy21SeamanBritish Colony
Clark, John, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
Davio, Paul, Merchant Navy56PumpmanBritish Colony
Dickinson, William Ernest, Merchant Navy60Chief Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
Dunford, George, Merchant Navy32SeamanBritish Colony
Fitzgerald, George, Merchant Navy45FiremanBritish Colony
Gallagher, James, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyBritish Colony
Grace, William, Merchant Navy27SeamanBritish Colony
Green, Thomas Henry, Merchant Navy65CarpenterBritish Colony, Robert E. Lee
Hambling, John Leonard James, Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Colony
Hammerton, Basil Watson, Merchant Navy20SailorBritish Colony +
Hearne, Gordon, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeBritish Colony
Hewitt, Albert, Merchant Navy45SeamanBritish Colony
Hunter, John, Merchant Navy26Third OfficerBritish Colony
Jennings, Edward, Merchant Navy42FiremanBritish Colony
Jones, Thomas, Merchant Navy28SeamanBritish Colony
Jordan, Cuthbert, Merchant Navy22SeamanBritish Colony
Junni, Maurice, Merchant Navy22SeamanBritish Colony
Kirby, Henry Norman, Merchant Navy20SeamanBritish Colony
Leask, Thomas George, Merchant Navy38Second OfficerBritish Colony +
Lincoln, William, Merchant Navy27FiremanBritish Colony
MacDonald, William, Merchant Navy33Third Radio OfficerBritish Colony
Martin, Hubert, Merchant Navy26FiremanBritish Colony
Mason, David, Merchant Navy60GreaserBritish Colony
Moody, David, Merchant Navy27Chief Radio OfficerBritish Colony
Moran, Sylvester, Merchant Navy27SeamanBritish Colony
Mylotte, George, Merchant Navy20Second CookBritish Colony
Nesbitt, Norman, Merchant Navy20SeamanBritish Colony
O'Dowd, John, Merchant Navy53Boatswain (Bosun)British Colony
O'Sullivan, James, Merchant Navy17Mess Room StewardBritish Colony
Reynolds, Austin Conway, Merchant Navy28Second Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
Roberts, James Donaldson, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardBritish Colony
Ronald, Ian Hartley, Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerBritish Colony
Sayers, Joseph, Merchant Navy31Chief CookBritish Colony
Summers, George, Merchant Navy15Cabin BoyBritish Colony
Tapping, Frederick, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeBritish Colony
Trickey, John Stephen, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanBritish Colony +
Walker, Louis, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish Colony +
Wood-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.

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