Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British troop transport

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British troop transport Orcades.

Aboard Orcades when hit on 10 Oct 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Annesley, John Campbell, RN47Passenger (Captain)Orcades
Ashton, R., Merchant Navy31Third Radio OfficerOrcades
Ashworth, Eric, RN31DEMS gunner (Able Seaman)Orcades +
Bainbridge, , RNVRPassenger (Sub-Lieutenant (E))Orcades
Binns, Clarence, Merchant Navy36Assistant ButcherOrcades +
Bourne, David James, Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardOrcades +
Bowden, Leonard Napier, Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardOrcades +
Branson, Cecil Robert Peter Charles, RN18PassengerAlfred Jones, Orcades
Bridges, Percival James, RN23Passenger (Leading Cook (S))Orcades +
Brodie, Robert Steele, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerOrcades +
Bulmer, Geoffrey Allott, Merchant Navy49QuartermasterOrcades +
Bunston, N.W., Merchant Navy37Supernumerary Second OfficerOrcades
Burnnand, Stanley Salter, Merchant Navy44Staff CommanderOrcades
Burrow, Henry George Sanders, RN41Passenger (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class)Orcades +
Busbridge, J., Merchant Navy24Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
Cave, B.E., Merchant Navy27Assistant PurserOrcades
Chapell, Leonard George, RN33DEMS gunner (Petty Officer)Orcades +
Cherry, Norman Lewis, RN20Passenger (Able Seaman)Orcades +
Clark, Charles Ernest, British Army23Passenger (Private)Orcades +
Cooper, Peter Campbell, Merchant Navy23Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
Corcoran, John, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Orcades +
Craddock, Richard James, Merchant NavyChief OfficerOrcades
Creighton, G.S., Merchant Navy51Second Radio OfficerOrcades
Crookshanks, , Merchant NavyQuartermasterOrcades
Crudgington, Arthur William, Merchant Navy22OilerOrcades +
Devlin, , RNPassenger (Petty Officer Telegraphist)Orcades
Doherty, Francis Richard, Merchant Navy21Crew memberCape of Good Hope, Orcades
Edwards, A.F., Merchant Navy52First Radio OfficerOrcades
Elliott, F.G., Merchant Navy35Second Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
Fahey, John, RN19Passenger (Ordinary Seaman)Orcades +
Fleming, William Brown, Merchant Navy18Assistant CookOrcades +
Foggin, Gilbert, Merchant Navy35Fourth Engineer OfficerOrcades
Fox, Charles, Merchant NavyMasterOrcades
Freer, George Horace, British Army24Passenger (Private)Orcades +
Gardner, , Merchant NavyQuartermasterOrcades
Gardner, A., Merchant Navy52SurgeonOrcades
Geen, , Merchant NavyFourth OfficerOrcades
George, J., Merchant Navy30Junior EngineerOrcades
Glazier, Percy John, Merchant Navy40ButcherOrcades +
Godling, J., British ArmyPassenger (Major)Orcades
Godwin, Lionel Charles Digby, RNPassenger (Lieutenant Commander)Orcades
Goodwin, George Thomas, Merchant Navy63GreaserOrcades +
Grant, J. McH., Merchant Navy31Junior EngineerOrcades
Grissell, Pierce Thomas De La Garde, RN18Passenger (Midshipman)Orcades +
Gulley, Frank Henry, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardOrcades +
Harvey, Robert Sharpe, Merchant NavySecond Engineer OfficerOrcades
Hassall, Richard Gerald, Merchant Navy50Hospital AttendantOrcades +
Hawtayne, Frederick William Stewart, Civilian43PassengerOrcades +
Hayes, Reginald Edward William, Merchant Navy26GreaserOrcades +
Hemsley, Edward, British Army32Passenger (Private)Orcades +
Hodges, George Alfred, Merchant Navy52GreaserOrcades +
Holley, Joseph Charles, Merchant Navy34PassengerOrcades
Hughes, , British ArmyPassenger (Lieutenant Colonel)Orcades
Ironside, Charles James, Civilian18PassengerOrcades +
Isherwood, J.H., Merchant Navy40Second OfficerOrcades
Johnston, William, Merchant Navy61Chief Engineer OfficerOrcades +
Joynson, Herbert, Merchant Navy24Hospital AttendantOrcades +
Kelly, T.W., Merchant Navy31Senior Assistant EngineerOrcades
Kennard, , RNPassenger (Lieutenant (A))Orcades
King, D.W., Merchant Navy20Fourth ElectricianOrcades
Lees, R.F., Merchant Navy22Assistant PurserOrcades
Macdonald, William Albert, Merchant Navy35ButcherOrcades +
Mair, J.G., Merchant Navy23Junior EngineerOrcades
McArthur, R.D., Merchant Navy31Junior EngineerOrcades
McKenna, F., Merchant Navy34Senior Assistant EngineerOrcades
McKenna, Francis, Merchant NavySenior Assistant EngineerOrcades
McLean, J., Merchant Navy20Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
McMillan, R.H., Merchant Navy19Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
Mercer, P.A.G., Merchant Navy54First Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
Morris, H.G., Merchant Navy32Junior EngineerOrcades
Morrow, Henry, RN22Passenger (Petty Officer)Orcades
Moss, Albert, British Army27Passenger (Serjeant)Orcades +
Mundy, Hugh May Stollery, RNPassenger (Commander)Orcades
Murphy, James, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Orcades
Murray, A.A., Merchant Navy24Third ElectricianOrcades
Murrin, Michael, Merchant NavyGreaserOrcades
Mycroft, John Henry, British Army30Passenger (Private)Orcades +
Noyce, Donald Arthur William, Merchant Navy33StorekeeperOrcades +
Pank, Robert Samual D., Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardOrcades
Parkinson, E.R., Merchant Navy55First ElectricianOrcades
Prendergast-Murphy, Kitty, Merchant Navy34Nursing SisterOrcades +
Quinton, Maurice Allan, Merchant Navy17SeamanOrcades
Reading, Albert Edmund, British Army24Passenger (Private)Orcades +
Redhead, Arthur Frederick, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanOrcades
Reid, J.D., Merchant Navy35Third Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
Saker, George Edgar, Merchant Navy38BakerOrcades +
Scott, J., Merchant Navy34Second ElectricianOrcades
Searle, Stanley Edward, Merchant Navy52Chief StewardOrcades +
Silsby, Harry, Merchant Navy22Assistant StewardOrcades +
Smith, Sam Thomas, RN43Passenger (Petty Officer Steward)Orcades +
Spence, Arthur James, Merchant Navy38BoilermakerOrcades
Stringer, William Albert, RNPassenger (Petty Officer Stoker)Orcades +
Third, H.J., Merchant Navy38Third Engineer OfficerOrcades
Thomas, E., Merchant Navy20Fifth ElectricianOrcades
Turner, Robert Charles, Merchant Navy56WatchmanOrcades +
Tyler, William George, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanOrcades
Ulley, Gordon, British Army39Passenger (QMS)Orcades +
Underwood, R.F., Merchant Navy31Third OfficerOrcades
Waugh, John, Merchant Navy44Assistant Second EngineerOrcades
West, Cecil Clifford, Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardOrcades +
Westacott, Jack, Merchant Navy42Assistant CookOrcades +
Wilcox, Alfred Herbert, Merchant Navy44CookOrcades +
Wilk, Maurice, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardOrcades +

103 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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