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
Abrahamsen, Arne Mangor, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanSouth Africa, Storaas
Andersen, Ivar Kolbjørn, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanSouth Africa
Bakke, Anton, Merchant Navy34Third OfficerSouth Africa
Cooper, John William, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
Cox, Frederick Jesse, British Army32Gunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa +
Ergo, Josef, Merchant Navy49MechanicSouth Africa
Gander, John, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
Green, Douglas T., Merchant NavyGreaserSouth Africa
Grøtting, Anders Feming, Merchant Navy40MechanicSouth Africa +
Hall, Anthony, British ArmyGunner (DEMS gunner)South Africa
Hansen, Hans Sjølyst, Merchant Navy33PumpmanSouth Africa +
Hauge, Øystein, Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanSouth Africa
Holter, Thomas Olsen, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerSouth Africa
Jensen, Jens Reinert, Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)South Africa
Johansen, Frank, Merchant NavyMechanicSouth Africa
Kemp, Sidney F., Merchant NavySaloon BoySouth Africa
Kirkhorn, Per, Merchant Navy25Radio OperatorSouth Africa, Siranger
Kvinen, Torkjell, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanSouth Africa, Nortun, Fernhill
Kålstad, Birger Helge, Merchant Navy19Ordinary Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa, Besholt
Lae, Leif Robert, Merchant Navy24MechanicSouth Africa +
Larsen, Arne Kristian, Merchant Navy18GreaserSouth Africa
Larsen, Kristian Peder, Merchant Navy34Chief Engineer OfficerSouth Africa
Larsen, Sverre Karlberg Hjelle, Merchant Navy20Able Seaman/GunnerHellen, South Africa
Magnussen, Magnus Johannes, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerSouth Africa +
Massy, Godfrey Atcherley Peel, Merchant Navy27MechanicSouth Africa +
Mundal, Einar Lasseson, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanSouth Africa
Nilsen, Thomas Thue, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerSouth Africa
Olsen, Aksel Robert Jentoft, Merchant Navy42Able Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa
Ormestad, Johan Arnt, Merchant Navy25MechanicSouth Africa
Paulsen, Thorleif Hannestad, Merchant Navy22MechanicSouth Africa, Nortind +
Ponsford, Arthur, Merchant NavyMess Room BoySouth Africa
Samuelsen, Sigurd, Merchant Navy51StewardSouth Africa
Scott, Asgeir, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa
Sigvesjøen, Dalmar, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa
Sund, Erling Harald, Merchant Navy29Third Engineer OfficerSouth Africa
Svendsen, Knut Paul, Merchant Navy41Galley BoySouth Africa
Svendsen, Willy Eugen, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanSouth Africa
Tolstrup, Paul Georg, Merchant Navy32CookSouth Africa
Trovik, Hans J., Merchant NavyMasterSouth Africa
Viland, Magnus, Merchant NavyCarpenterSouth Africa
Viste, Arne Jansen, Merchant Navy27Ordinary Seaman/GunnerSouth Africa
Westin, Holger, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanSouth Africa

42 persons found.

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