Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


American steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News VA

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

Aboard Coloradan when hit on 9 Oct 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Puerto RicanAlicea, Puro, Merchant MarineMessmanColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanBandelier, Fred J., Merchant MarineFourth Assistant EngineerColoradan
AmericanBarnes, Charles William, Merchant MarineWiperColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanBlake, James Joseph, Merchant Marine40Able SeamanColoradan +
AmericanButler, William Morris, Merchant Marine42Ordinary SeamanColoradan +
AmericanEhret, Elmer C., Merchant Marine32Third Assistant EngineerColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanFlanagan, E.C., Merchant Marine41MessmanColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanFrank, Speed T., Merchant Marine25Able SeamanColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanGorlitz, Erhard, Merchant Marine55Chief EngineerColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanGrace, Charles, Merchant Marine62CookColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanGrossman, Max, Merchant Marine20MessmanColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanHamilton, Fred, Merchant Marine41Able SeamanColoradan +
AmericanKeller, Edward Robert, Merchant Marine23Fireman/WiperColoradan +
AmericanLynch, Frank Wesley, Merchant Marine45Fireman/WiperColoradan +
AmericanMangum, Calvin Howard, Merchant MarineAble SeamanColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanMartinis, Walter C., Merchant Marine39Boatswain (Bosun)Coloradan, Zaandam
AmericanMcCollom, James Cornelius, Merchant Marine21Third MateColoradan, William D. Burnham
AmericanMoore, Henry, Merchant Marine73Crew memberColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanMurphy, Robert Hugh, Merchant Marine40MasterTexan, Coloradan
AmericanOksanen, Karl, Merchant MarineRadio OperatorColoradan
AmericanPayne, Robert Emmett, Merchant Marine39Radio OperatorColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanPower, John, Merchant Marine27Fourth MateColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanRoyston, Cyril W., Merchant Marine26Second MateColoradan, Zaandam
AmericanSimpson, Frank Albert, Merchant MarinePurserColoradan, Zaandam +
AmericanWalters, James Charles, Merchant Marine26OilerColoradan +
AmericanWilson, Woodrow, Merchant Marine30Chief MateColoradan

26 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.