Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch motor merchant

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This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Dutch motor merchant Polyphemus.

Aboard Polyphemus when hit on 27 May 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Agnew, Francis J., Merchant Navy17Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Ah Fook, , Merchant Navy29Carpenter Polyphemus
Au Yee, , Merchant Navy55Second Boatswain Polyphemus
Bergene, Kåre, Merchant Navy20Shipwrecked Heina, Norland, Polyphemus
Bjelde, Andreas, Merchant Navy45Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Boom, Johan Hendrik, Merchant Navy21Fifth Engineer Officer Polyphemus
Bos, Jan Frederik Adolf, Merchant Navy21Fourth Officer Polyphemus
Brandenburg, Herman, Merchant Navy40Chief Officer Polyphemus
Breukers, Peter Wilhelm, Merchant Navy49Physician Polyphemus
Bråten, Lars, Merchant Navy51Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Burger, Leendert Marinus, Merchant Navy33Second Officer Polyphemus
Campbell, Angus John, Merchant Navy19Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Campbell, Donald, Merchant Navy18Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Chan Kan, , Merchant Navy37Quartermaster Polyphemus +
Chan Tong, , Merchant Navy30Fitter Polyphemus +
Chang Ah Ding, , Merchant Navy36Assistant Steward Polyphemus
Chang Pah Sing, , Merchant Navy44Assistant Steward Polyphemus
Cheung Yau, , Merchant Navy43Sailor Polyphemus +
Chu Lin, , Merchant Navy38No. 1 Fireman Polyphemus +
Chuan Ah Yao, , Merchant Navy41Second Cook Polyphemus
Chung Sum, , Merchant Navy47Greaser Polyphemus +
Chung Tai, , Merchant Navy32Sailor Polyphemus +
Dijkdrenth, Jan, Merchant Navy27Third Officer Polyphemus
Dwok Nong, , Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun) Polyphemus +
Glover, James, Merchant Navy17Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Graaf, Pieter de, Merchant Navy38Chief Steward Polyphemus
Haggith, Victor Annesley, Merchant Navy15Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Hau Siao Mow, , Merchant Navy27Assistant Steward Polyphemus
Heintzbergen, Johannes Wilhelmus, Merchant Navy21Assistant Engineer Polyphemus
Ho Chiu, , Merchant Navy24Sailor Polyphemus +
Ho Moon, , Merchant Navy36Sailor Polyphemus
Hoogeveen, Johannes Martinus, Merchant Navy34Second Engineer Officer Polyphemus
Hou Chung Chang, , Merchant Navy40Chief Cook Polyphemus
Hoyle, William Harry, Merchant Navy18Midshipman Polyphemus
Ip Ching, , Merchant Navy25Fireman Polyphemus
Ko Kan, , Merchant Navy42Sailor Polyphemus +
Koningstein, Cornelis, Merchant Navy54Master Polyphemus
Kotze, Peter, Merchant Navy18Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Lai Fook, , Merchant Navy41No. 2 Fireman Polyphemus
Lam Mow, , Merchant Navy26Greaser & Cook Polyphemus
Lam Muk, , Merchant Navy35No. 4 Fireman Polyphemus
Lam Shing, , Merchant Navy50Greaser Polyphemus
Leung Dee, , Merchant Navy48Quartermaster Polyphemus
Leung Shu, , Merchant Navy25Sailor Polyphemus
Leung Tin, , Merchant Navy32Sailor Polyphemus +
Leung Yung, , Merchant Navy31Sailor Polyphemus
Li Sau, , Merchant Navy26Fireman Polyphemus
Li Sun, , Merchant Navy26Fitter Polyphemus +
Li Yiu, , Merchant NavySailor Polyphemus +
Lock, Reginald George, Civilian33Passenger Polyphemus, Suecia
Loomans, Thomas Johannes Joseph, Merchant Navy47Chief Engineer Officer Polyphemus
Luk Sum, , Merchant Navy44Sailor Polyphemus +
Man Sui, , Merchant Navy24Greaser Polyphemus
McAllan, William P., Merchant Navy22Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
McMillan, Frank, Merchant Navy17Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Molenaar, Carel Pieter, Merchant Navy23Fourth Engineer Officer Polyphemus
Pang Tai, , Merchant Navy47Quartermaster Polyphemus +
Poll, Cornelis van de, Merchant Navy20Assistant Engineer Polyphemus, Tjileboet +
Rasmussen, Konrad Helland, Merchant Navy30Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Reeper, Joseph Johannes Michels de, Merchant Navy33Third Engineer Officer Polyphemus
Riemsdijk, Johannes Wilhelmus van, Merchant Navy32Electrician Polyphemus
Shih Ah Mow, , Merchant Navy41Assistant Steward Polyphemus
Simpkin, Arthur, Merchant Navy18Midshipman Polyphemus
Sjødin, Erling Georg, Merchant Navy37Shipwrecked Norland, Polyphemus
Steinsvåg, Knut Andreas, Merchant Navy22Shipwrecked Sydhav, Norland, Polyphemus
Stewart, James George, Civilian40Passenger Polyphemus, Suecia
Tse Chuen, , Merchant Navy27Greaser Polyphemus
Tung Yau, , Merchant Navy34Storekeeper Polyphemus
Velde, Irus Valerie van der, Merchant Navy36Second Steward Polyphemus
Vomberg, Willem, Merchant Navy40First Radio Operator Polyphemus
Wilkins, Leslie Charles, Merchant Navy23Second Radio Operator Polyphemus
Wit, Maarten Huibert de, Merchant Navy29Quartermaster Polyphemus
Wong Chun, , Merchant Navy53Sailor Polyphemus
Wong Fong, , Merchant Navy35No. 3 Fireman Polyphemus
Wong Kwan, , Merchant Navy25Sailor & Cook Polyphemus +
Yu Wo Kong, , Merchant Navy27Assistant Steward Polyphemus
Yuen Hang, , Merchant Navy32Fireman Polyphemus

77 persons found.

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