Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2570

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

Aboard Polzella when hit on 17 Jan 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAbdullah Hassan, , Merchant Navy35DonkeymanPolzella +
IndianAli Rossid, , Merchant Navy25Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianAli Umbar, , Merchant Navy29Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
BritishAsh, Joseph, Merchant Navy43CarpenterPolzella +
BritishBrennan, John James, Merchant Navy44StewardPolzella +
BritishClark, Thomas Lewis, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishCollin, William Rayner, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishCosgrove, Joseph Patrick, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishDunlevy, Robert James, RN44Chief Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Polzella +
BritishElliott, Charles William, Merchant Navy26Second OfficerPolzella +
BritishEvans, Leslie, Merchant Navy16Galley BoyPolzella +
BritishGeenty, Owen, Merchant Navy40Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishHudson, Cyril, Merchant Navy15Mess Room BoyPolzella +
BritishHunter, Clarence, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyPolzella +
BritishJames, William George, Merchant Navy46Chief OfficerPolzella +
BritishJesson, George Henry, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishJones, Roy, Merchant Navy15Cabin BoyPolzella +
BritishMcIver, Daniel, Merchant Navy37Boatswain (Bosun)Polzella +
IndianMeah Mobarack, , Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
BritishOliver, John George, Merchant Navy20Deck BoyPolzella +
BritishPerry, Frederick William, Merchant Navy74Second Engineer OfficerPolzella +
BritishPorter, George Edward, Merchant Navy46Able SeamanPolzella +
BritishRaffray, John Francis, Merchant Navy51Chief Engineer OfficerPolzella +
BritishShort, John Boult, Merchant Navy31Third OfficerPolzella +
BritishSutcliffe, Percy Cunliffe, Merchant Navy38CookPolzella +
BritishSword, Thomas Bell, Merchant Navy26Second Radio OfficerPolzella +
BritishThompson, James Harburn, Merchant Navy50MasterPolzella +
BritishTripp, Malachi Thomas, Merchant Navy35Third Engineer OfficerPolzella +
IndianUllah Ajman, , Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianUllah Amin, , Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianUllah Anjab, , Merchant Navy25Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianUllah Jaifar, , Merchant Navy29Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianUllah Rabat, , Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
IndianUllah Rafat, , Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerPolzella +
BritishUnderwood, Charles David, Merchant Navy16Ordinary SeamanPolzella +
BritishWard, Clifford, Merchant Navy23Fourth Engineer OfficerPolzella +
BritishWood, John Stanfield, Merchant Navy27First Radio OfficerPolzella +

37 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?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.