Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Honduran steam merchant

Photo published by permission of source Karen Ritter Burlet, New Orleans, LA

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

Aboard Tela when hit on 8 Jun 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
HonduranBodden, Cyril, Merchant Marine42CarpenterTela +
HonduranCaranza, Reuben, Merchant Marine23OilerTela, Port Montreal +
SwedishDahlin, Herbert, Merchant Marine42Third Assistant EngineerTela +
HonduranEscoti, Jose M., Merchant Marine21WiperTela, Port Montreal +
HonduranEspinosa, Lazarus, Merchant Marine20Fireman/WiperTela +
AmericanGallagher, John J., Merchant Marine18Deck CadetTela, Port Montreal
AmericanHansen, Joseph, Merchant Marine42First Assistant EngineerTela, Port Montreal
DanishJerichow, Torben, Merchant Marine23Second Assistant EngineerTela +
AmericanJorgensen, Arne, Merchant Marine46Chief MateTela, Port Montreal
AmericanKneal, William B., Merchant Marine49Chief StewardTela +
AmericanLund, Christian, Merchant Marine41Radio OperatorTela, Port Montreal
HonduranMartinez, Matri, Merchant Marine27StewardTela +
AmericanMcCauliffe, Kenneth, Merchant Marine18Engine CadetTela +
AmericanNelson, Francis W., Merchant Marine27PurserTela, Port Montreal
AmericanNelson, William Clark, Merchant Marine47Chief EngineerTela +
HonduranPalencia, Jose, Merchant Marine30Fireman/WiperTela +
AmericanPayne, Wilbur V., Merchant Marine37Junior EngineerTela, Port Montreal
AmericanPowell, Richard B., USNCoxswainTela, Port Montreal
AmericanSchuster, George E., USNApprentice SeamanTela, Port Montreal
AmericanShiell, John, Merchant Marine50MasterTela, Port Montreal
HonduranSimons, Albert, Merchant Marine23OilerTela +
AmericanSpence, Curtis A., USNSeaman Second ClassTela, Port Montreal
HonduranZuniga, Herberto, Merchant MarineOilerTela +

23 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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