Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Southern Empress

British whale factory ship




This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British whale factory ship Southern Empress.

Aboard Southern Empress when hit on 14 Oct 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Aadahl, Richard William Gibson, Merchant Navy27Chief StewardSouthern Empress +
Adams, Francis, Merchant Navy19FiremanSouthern Empress +
Allison, Robert, Merchant Navy29Third Engineer OfficerSouthern Empress +
Aspinall, Thomas Henry, RN33Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Southern Empress +
Ayre, E., Merchant Navy27Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Barks, Reginald, RN25Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Southern Empress +
Boots, Ernest, Merchant Navy15Mess Room BoySouthern Empress +
Butler, David, Merchant Navy54Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Conolly, Bartholomew, Merchant Navy60FiremanSouthern Empress +
Dunn, P.W., Merchant Navy57Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Eyre, John, Merchant Navy23Passenger (DBS)Robert E. Lee, Southern Empress +
Froggatt, George Charles, Merchant NavyChief OfficerSouthern Empress
Gale, Arthur Francis Toms, RM34Sergeant (DEMS gunner)Southern Empress +
Gibson, Daniel, Merchant Navy20Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Hall, Thomas, Merchant Navy18Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Hansen, Olaf Kr., Merchant Navy42MasterSouthern Empress +
Hargreaves, Edward, RN28Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Southern Empress +
Harris, John Stephen, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Southern Empress +
Hibberd, John, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanSouthern Empress +
Hill, James, Merchant Navy30Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Holgate, Frederick Charles, Merchant Navy23SailorSouthern Empress +
Horrigan, Patrick, Merchant Navy23Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Hutchison, Jeremiah, Merchant Navy21SailorSouthern Empress +
Johnson, William George, Merchant Navy32Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Kelly, John, Merchant Navy44Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Knighton, John, Merchant Navy38GreaserSouthern Empress +
Mackintosh, John, Merchant Navy27CarpenterSouthern Empress +
MacNeil, Donald, Merchant Navy28Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Mahy, Charles Francis, Merchant Navy43Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Main, William Alexander Campbell, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardSouthern Empress +
Massey, Edward Arthur Leonard, Merchant Navy26Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Mathie, George Macadam, Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerSouthern Empress +
McGuigan, John, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardSouthern Empress +
McKinnon, Andrew McCaig, Merchant Navy19Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
McLaughlin, Reginald, Merchant Navy19Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
McNally, John, Merchant Navy15Mess Room BoySouthern Empress +
Rimmer, Richard, Merchant Navy33Sixth Engineer OfficerSouthern Empress +
Robinson, George Edward, Merchant Navy20SailorSouthern Empress +
Rumsey, Edwin Ernest, Merchant Navy27Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Ryrie, Donald Bremner, Merchant Navy41First Radio OfficerSouthern Empress +
Sisoff, Leonard, Merchant Navy18Mess Room BoySouthern Empress +
Skinner, William, Merchant Navy42Chief Engineer OfficerNew Sevilla, Southern Empress +
Smith, John George, Merchant Navy26SailorSouthern Empress +
Stanford, George Albert, Merchant Navy34Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Stratford, D., Merchant Navy16Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +
Williams, William, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanSouthern Empress +
Worsley, Harold, Merchant Navy21Third Radio OfficerSouthern Empress +
Wylie, John Barbour, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerSouthern Empress +
Yearwood, Burnley Gisbourne, Merchant Navy65Passenger (DBS)Southern Empress +

49 persons found.

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