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 Officer Orcades
Ashworth, Eric, RN31DEMS gunner (Able Seaman) Orcades +
Bainbridge, , RNVRPassenger (Sub-Lieutenant (E)) Orcades
Binns, Clarence, Merchant Navy36Assistant Butcher Orcades +
Bourne, David James, Merchant Navy26Assistant Steward Orcades +
Bowden, Leonard Napier, Merchant Navy37Assistant Steward Orcades +
Branson, Cecil Robert Peter Charles, RN18Passenger Alfred Jones, Orcades
Bridges, Percival James, RN23Passenger (Leading Cook (S)) Orcades +
Brodie, Robert Steele, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer Officer Orcades +
Bulmer, Geoffrey Allott, Merchant Navy49Quartermaster Orcades +
Bunston, N.W., Merchant Navy37Supernumerary Second Officer Orcades
Burnnand, Stanley Salter, Merchant Navy44Staff Commander Orcades
Burrow, Henry George Sanders, RN41Passenger (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class) Orcades +
Busbridge, J., Merchant Navy24Junior Assistant Engineer Orcades
Cave, B.E., Merchant Navy27Assistant Purser Orcades
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 Engineer Orcades
Corcoran, John, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner) Orcades +
Craddock, Richard James, Merchant NavyChief Officer Orcades
Creighton, G.S., Merchant Navy51Second Radio Officer Orcades
Crookshanks, , Merchant NavyQuartermaster Orcades
Crudgington, Arthur William, Merchant Navy22Oiler Orcades +
Devlin, , RNPassenger (Petty Officer Telegraphist) Orcades
Doherty, Francis Richard, Merchant Navy21Crew member Cape of Good Hope, Orcades
Edwards, A.F., Merchant Navy52First Radio Officer Orcades
Elliott, F.G., Merchant Navy35Second Refrigerator Engineer Orcades
Fahey, John, RN19Passenger (Ordinary Seaman) Orcades +
Fleming, William Brown, Merchant Navy18Assistant Cook Orcades +
Foggin, Gilbert, Merchant Navy35Fourth Engineer Officer Orcades
Fox, Charles, Merchant NavyMaster Orcades
Freer, George Horace, British Army24Passenger (Private) Orcades +
Gardner, , Merchant NavyQuartermaster Orcades
Gardner, A., Merchant Navy52Surgeon Orcades
Geen, , Merchant NavyFourth Officer Orcades
George, J., Merchant Navy30Junior Engineer Orcades
Glazier, Percy John, Merchant Navy40Butcher Orcades +
Godling, J., British ArmyPassenger (Major) Orcades
Godwin, Lionel Charles Digby, RNPassenger (Lieutenant Commander) Orcades
Goodwin, George Thomas, Merchant Navy63Greaser Orcades +
Grant, J. McH., Merchant Navy31Junior Engineer Orcades
Grissell, Pierce Thomas De La Garde, RN18Passenger (Midshipman) Orcades +
Gulley, Frank Henry, Merchant Navy25Assistant Steward Orcades +
Harvey, Robert Sharpe, Merchant NavySecond Engineer Officer Orcades
Hassall, Richard Gerald, Merchant Navy50Hospital Attendant Orcades +
Hawtayne, Frederick William Stewart, Civilian43Passenger Orcades +
Hayes, Reginald Edward William, Merchant Navy26Greaser Orcades +
Hemsley, Edward, British Army32Passenger (Private) Orcades +
Hodges, George Alfred, Merchant Navy52Greaser Orcades +
Holley, Joseph Charles, Merchant Navy34Passenger Orcades
Hughes, , British ArmyPassenger (Lieutenant Colonel) Orcades
Ironside, Charles James, Civilian18Passenger Orcades +
Isherwood, J.H., Merchant Navy40Second Officer Orcades
Johnston, William, Merchant Navy61Chief Engineer Officer Orcades +
Joynson, Herbert, Merchant Navy24Hospital Attendant Orcades +
Kelly, T.W., Merchant Navy31Senior Assistant Engineer Orcades
Kennard, , RNPassenger (Lieutenant (A)) Orcades
King, D.W., Merchant Navy20Fourth Electrician Orcades
Lees, R.F., Merchant Navy22Assistant Purser Orcades
Macdonald, William Albert, Merchant Navy35Butcher Orcades +
Mair, J.G., Merchant Navy23Junior Engineer Orcades
McArthur, R.D., Merchant Navy31Junior Engineer Orcades
McKenna, F., Merchant Navy34Senior Assistant Engineer Orcades
McKenna, Francis, Merchant NavySenior Assistant Engineer Orcades
McLean, J., Merchant Navy20Junior Assistant Engineer Orcades
McMillan, R.H., Merchant Navy19Junior Assistant Engineer Orcades
Mercer, P.A.G., Merchant Navy54First Refrigerator Engineer Orcades
Morris, H.G., Merchant Navy32Junior Engineer Orcades
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 Electrician Orcades
Murrin, Michael, Merchant NavyGreaser Orcades
Mycroft, John Henry, British Army30Passenger (Private) Orcades +
Noyce, Donald Arthur William, Merchant Navy33Storekeeper Orcades +
Pank, Robert Samual D., Merchant Navy26Assistant Steward Orcades
Parkinson, E.R., Merchant Navy55First Electrician Orcades
Prendergast-Murphy, Kitty, Merchant Navy34Nursing Sister Orcades +
Quinton, Maurice Allan, Merchant Navy17Seaman Orcades
Reading, Albert Edmund, British Army24Passenger (Private) Orcades +
Redhead, Arthur Frederick, Merchant Navy18Ordinary Seaman Orcades
Reid, J.D., Merchant Navy35Third Refrigerator Engineer Orcades
Saker, George Edgar, Merchant Navy38Baker Orcades +
Scott, J., Merchant Navy34Second Electrician Orcades
Searle, Stanley Edward, Merchant Navy52Chief Steward Orcades +
Silsby, Harry, Merchant Navy22Assistant Steward Orcades +
Smith, Sam Thomas, RN43Passenger (Petty Officer Steward) Orcades +
Spence, Arthur James, Merchant Navy38Boilermaker Orcades
Stringer, William Albert, RNPassenger (Petty Officer Stoker) Orcades +
Third, H.J., Merchant Navy38Third Engineer Officer Orcades
Thomas, E., Merchant Navy20Fifth Electrician Orcades
Turner, Robert Charles, Merchant Navy56Watchman Orcades +
Tyler, William George, Merchant Navy42Able Seaman Orcades
Ulley, Gordon, British Army39Passenger (QMS) Orcades +
Underwood, R.F., Merchant Navy31Third Officer Orcades
Waugh, John, Merchant Navy44Assistant Second Engineer Orcades
West, Cecil Clifford, Merchant Navy37Assistant Steward Orcades +
Westacott, Jack, Merchant Navy42Assistant Cook Orcades +
Wilcox, Alfred Herbert, Merchant Navy44Cook Orcades +
Wilk, Maurice, Merchant Navy20Assistant Steward Orcades +

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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