Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

South Africa

Norwegian motor 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 Norwegian motor tanker South Africa.

Aboard South Africa when hit on 8 Jun 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
NorwegianAbrahamsen, Arne Mangor, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanSouth Africa, Storaas
NorwegianAndersen, Ivar Kolbjørn, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanSouth Africa
NorwegianBakke, Anton, Merchant Navy34Third OfficerSouth Africa
BritishCooper, John William, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
BritishCox, Frederick Jesse, British Army32Gunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa +
NorwegianErgo, Josef, Merchant Navy49MechanicSouth Africa
BritishGander, John, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
BritishGreen, Douglas T., Merchant NavyGreaserSouth Africa
NorwegianGrøtting, Anders Feming, Merchant Navy40MechanicSouth Africa +
BritishHall, Anthony, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
NorwegianHansen, Hans Sjølyst, Merchant Navy33PumpmanSouth Africa +
NorwegianHauge, Øystein, Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanSouth Africa
NorwegianHolter, Thomas Olsen, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerSouth Africa
NorwegianJensen, Jens Reinert, Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)South Africa
NorwegianJohansen, Frank, Merchant NavyMechanicSouth Africa
BritishKemp, Sidney F., Merchant NavySaloon BoySouth Africa
NorwegianKirkhorn, Per, Merchant Navy25Radio OperatorSouth Africa, Siranger
NorwegianKvinen, Torkjell, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanSouth Africa, Nortun, Fernhill
NorwegianKålstad, Birger Helge, Merchant Navy19Ordinary Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa, Besholt
NorwegianLae, Leif Robert, Merchant Navy24MechanicSouth Africa +
NorwegianLarsen, Arne Kristian, Merchant Navy18GreaserSouth Africa
NorwegianLarsen, Kristian Peder, Merchant Navy34Chief Engineer OfficerSouth Africa
NorwegianLarsen, Sverre Karlberg Hjelle, Merchant Navy20Able Seaman/GunnerHellen, South Africa
NorwegianMagnussen, Magnus Johannes, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerSouth Africa +
BritishMassy, Godfrey Atcherley Peel, Merchant Navy27MechanicSouth Africa +
NorwegianMundal, Einar Lasseson, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanSouth Africa
NorwegianNilsen, Thomas Thue, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerSouth Africa
NorwegianOlsen, Aksel Robert Jentoft, Merchant Navy42Able Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa
NorwegianOrmestad, Johan Arnt, Merchant Navy25MechanicSouth Africa
NorwegianPaulsen, Thorleif Hannestad, Merchant Navy22MechanicSouth Africa, Nortind +
BritishPonsford, Arthur, Merchant NavyMess Room BoySouth Africa
NorwegianSamuelsen, Sigurd, Merchant Navy51StewardSouth Africa
BritishScott, Asgeir, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa
IcelandicSigvesjøen, Dalmar, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa
NorwegianSund, Erling Harald, Merchant Navy29Third Engineer OfficerSouth Africa
NorwegianSvendsen, Knut Paul, Merchant Navy41Galley BoySouth Africa
NorwegianSvendsen, Willy Eugen, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanSouth Africa
NorwegianTolstrup, Paul Georg, Merchant Navy32CookSouth Africa
NorwegianTrovik, Hans J., Merchant NavyMasterSouth Africa
NorwegianViland, Magnus, Merchant NavyCarpenterSouth Africa
NorwegianViste, Arne Jansen, Merchant Navy27Ordinary Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa
NorwegianWestin, Holger, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa

42 persons found.

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