Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Star

British motor merchant




This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British motor merchant Empire Star.

Aboard Empire Star when hit on 23 Oct 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Balestrini, Luigi Angelo, Merchant Navy26Chief CookEmpire Star +
Benson, Albert, Merchant Navy43GreaserEmpire Star
Bryde, Richard Henry, Merchant Navy34GreaserEmpire Star +
Buddell, Norman Cleave, Merchant Navy20Fourth OfficerEmpire Star +
Burgess, Leonard Henry, Merchant Navy18GreaserEmpire Star
Calloway, William Robert, RN21Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Star +
Capon, Selwyn Norman, Merchant Navy52MasterEmpire Star +
Carton, William Edward, Merchant Navy17Third Radio OfficerEmpire Star +
Costello, Patrick, Merchant Navy35Assistant StewardEmpire Star +
Craig, , Merchant NavyAble SeamanEmpire Star
Dewey, Ivor Temple, Merchant Navy38BakerEmpire Star +
Donaldson, James Henry, Merchant NavyAble SeamanEmpire Star
Dudgeon, Ernest, Merchant Navy29First ElectricianEmpire Star +
Dunmall, Cecil James, Merchant Navy17Steward's BoyEmpire Star +
Dutton, Thomas, British Army32Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Star +
Francis, Richard Frederick, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Star +
Gain, Alfred, Merchant Navy43CookEmpire Star +
Glavin, Edwin, Merchant Navy29StorekeeperEmpire Star +
Gogarty, James, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanEmpire Star +
Grayston, Derek Hollingsworth, Merchant Navy20Second Radio OfficerEmpire Star +
Hague, William, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanEmpire Star +
Hickman, , Merchant NavyJunior Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Star
Hodges, John Sidney, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Star +
Holleron, Michael, Merchant Navy32GreaserEmpire Star +
Houston, , Merchant NavyAble SeamanEmpire Star
Hughes, Thomas Stanley, Merchant Navy34Second StewardEmpire Star +
Kemp, John Frederick William, RN23Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Star +
Leakey, Fred Alexander, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardEmpire Star +
Lewis, Alfred Idris, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyEmpire Star +
Martienssen, Gisela Dorothea, Civilian27PassengerEmpire Star +
Martienssen, Julie, Civilian63PassengerEmpire Star +
Mercer, Leslie, Merchant Navy16Kitchen BoyEmpire Star +
Millward, Harry, British Army28GunnerEmpire Star +
Moon, James Francis, Merchant Navy21Junior Engineer OfficerEmpire Star +
Morgan, Ronald, Merchant Navy16Steward's BoyEmpire Star +
Moscrop-Young, Roland, Merchant NavyThird OfficerEmpire Star
Munro, Alexander Barry, Merchant Navy27Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Star +
Nash, Reginald, Merchant Navy22Assistant StewardEmpire Star +
O'Connor, John, RN29Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Star +
Partington, William, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanEmpire Star
Philpott, Annie, Civilian46PassengerEmpire Star +
Philpott, John William, Civilian9PassengerEmpire Star +
Philpott, Kenneth George, Civilian12PassengerEmpire Star +
Plummer, John Edward, Merchant Navy51Assistant CookEmpire Star +
Power, William, Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Star +
Quigley, John Joseph, Merchant Navy41First Radio OfficerEmpire Star +
Ribbons, Charles Edward, Merchant Navy37Chief StewardEmpire Star +
Roberts, Edward, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardEmpire Star +
Turnbull, Norman, Merchant Navy42Chief Refrigerator EngineerEmpire Star +
Vernon, Leslie, Merchant NavyChief OfficerEmpire Star
Young, Charles Wilfred, Civilian41PassengerEmpire Star +

51 persons found.

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