Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Oil

British steam tanker


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

Aboard Empire Oil when hit on 10 Sep 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Bacon, Ronald Victor, Merchant Navy23SailorEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Bell, David, Merchant Navy40Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Oil +
Benselin, Joseph, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Davies, Reginald John, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Edwards, Elvet Rodrick, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Foster, James William, Merchant Navy30GreaserEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Haydon, Reginald Maurice, Merchant Navy34FiremanEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Hayfield, George Albert, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Holmes, William Sidney, Merchant Navy60Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Hughson, Basil, Merchant Navy16Third Radio OfficerEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Hunt, Ernest Henley, British Army43Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Jones, Thomas Brynmor, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil +
Marshall, Edward, Merchant NavyMasterEmpire Oil
Salmon, Alex Edward, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Sellors, George, British Army36Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Simmonds, Edwin Harvey, Merchant Navy24Second OfficerEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Smith, Charles Gwyn, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Trainor, Mark, Merchant Navy39DonkeymanEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +
Weeks, Raymond Leslie, Merchant Navy27GreaserEmpire Oil +
Worrall, Bertie, Merchant Navy45FiremanEmpire Oil, HMCS Ottawa (H 60) +

20 persons found - for all attacks on this ship (2).

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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