Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

River Afton

British steam merchant


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

Aboard River Afton when hit on 5 Jul 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Banham, John Arthur, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Breen, John, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton +
Bridger, Leonard Roy, Merchant Navy19SailorRiver Afton +
Brook, Kenneth, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Carver, John Thomas, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Charlton, Harold William, Merchant NavyMasterRiver Afton
Coull, Charles, Merchant Navy47Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton +
Dowding, John Charles Keith, RNR50Commodore 2nd ClassRiver Afton, Ocean Voice
Fry, Wilfred, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton, HMS Leda (J 93) +
Garstin, George Lemure, Merchant NavyRadio OfficerRiver Afton
Grey, Percy, Merchant NavyChief StewardRiver Afton
Hainsworth, Sydney Clifton, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton +
Holding, Allan, RN27Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Hoole, George Adrian, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyRiver Afton +
Jamieson, George, Merchant NavyAble SeamanRiver Afton
Jessop, Fred, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Kirk, Frederick Charles, British Army30Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Leaf, John, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Longstaff, John Fenwick, Merchant Navy27Chief OfficerRiver Afton +
Mason, Harold William, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton +
Mellett, Victor James, Merchant Navy36CarpenterRiver Afton, HMS Leda (J 93) +
Miller, Edward Charles, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerRiver Afton
Pitsal, Mihkel, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)River Afton, HMS Leda (J 93) +
Pritchard, Arthur John, Merchant Navy21Donkeyman and GreaserRiver Afton +
Rolfe, George, Merchant Navy21Fourth Engineer OfficerRiver Afton +
Roskilly, William John, RNChief Yeoman of SignalsRiver Afton
Wallace, William Campbell, RCNVR40Convoy TelegraphistRiver Afton +
Waller, Thomas Edward, Merchant Navy19Assistant CookRiver Afton +
Walton, Christopher, RN21Convoy SignalmanRiver Afton +
Waterston, John Hunter, RNVR47Passenger (Lieutenant)River Afton +
Watson, John Fox, Merchant Navy46Fireman and TrimmerRiver Afton +
Williams, James Leslie, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)River Afton +
Wood, John Erskine Rudland, Merchant Navy47Second Engineer OfficerRiver Afton +

33 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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