Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Peabody Essex Collection, Massachusetts

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

Aboard Willimantic when hit on 24 Jun 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAli Hassan, , Merchant NavyGalley BoyWillimantic +
BritishCaffrey, Timothy, Merchant Navy52DonkeymanWillimantic
BritishCarter, J.F., Merchant NavyFourth Engineer OfficerWillimantic
BritishClaire, John, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanWillimantic
BritishCross, M.J., Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanWillimantic
IrishCurran, Jim, Merchant NavyGreaserWillimantic
BritishDelany, Frank, Merchant Navy40Chief OfficerWillimantic
BritishDuLany, J.T., Merchant NavyAble SeamanWillimantic
BritishEllis, George Henry, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerWillimantic +
BritishEverett, Leon Otto, Merchant NavyMasterBonheur, Willimantic
BritishForbes, J.B.R., Merchant NavyThird Engineer OfficerWillimantic
BritishHartley, Harry Kenneth, Merchant Navy25Third OfficerWillimantic +
BritishHoey, O., Merchant Navy53Able SeamanWillimantic
BritishKehoe, Francis Leslie, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanWillimantic
BritishKiely, S.M., Merchant NavyAble SeamanWillimantic
BritishMacNiel, Donald, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanWillimantic +
BritishMahomed Yama, , Merchant NavyFiremanWillimantic
BritishMatthews, Frederick, Merchant Navy23GreaserWillimantic
BritishMcIntyre, George Thomas, Merchant Navy45Boatswain (Bosun)Willimantic
BritishMcNamara, L.C., DEMS gunlayerWillimantic
BritishMelvin, John M., Merchant Navy64Chief StewardWillimantic
BritishMerritt, G.L., Merchant NavyChief CookWillimantic
BritishMetcalfe, Benjamin Mitchinson, Merchant NavySecond OfficerWillimantic
BritishMetters, William Henry, Merchant NavyGreaserWillimantic
BritishMohammed Rubin, , Merchant Navy25Second CookWillimantic
BritishMummery, Charles James, Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanWillimantic +
BritishRobinson, J.P., Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerWillimantic
BritishRoss, G., Merchant NavyAssistant StewardWillimantic
BritishScribbans, D., DEMS gunnerWillimantic
BritishStevens, John Francois, Merchant Navy27Second Engineer OfficerWillimantic
BritishStillman, Leonard Arthur, Merchant Navy21FiremanWillimantic
BritishSutton, Martin, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Willimantic, Yorktown +
BritishSwanson, R., Merchant NavyAble SeamanWillimantic
BritishTracy, A.L., Merchant NavyFiremanWillimantic
BritishWaddy, Arthur, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanWillimantic
BritishWardell, W., Merchant Navy28Second StewardWillimantic
BritishYarranton, G.A., Merchant NavyFiremanWillimantic
BritishYouds, Francis E., Merchant Navy23First Radio OfficerWillimantic +

38 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.