Ships hit by U-boats

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Empire Gilbert

British steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Douglas Meadows

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

Aboard Empire Gilbert when hit on 2 Nov 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adamson, Swainston, British Army39Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Aisthorpe, Eric, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Anderson, William, Merchant Navy30Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Avison, James Sydney, Merchant Navy35Chief OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Barron, Alexander, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Beard, Thomas William, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Birch, Ronald, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert +
Blackley, Charles Dawson, Merchant Navy48Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Brigham, Leonard, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Burgess, Harold, RN28Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Burns, Henry, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Burt, Sidney Robert, British Army41Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Butt, William Robert, Merchant Navy44Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Carey, Alfred George, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert +
Carter, Dennis, British Army20Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Clark, Robert, Merchant Navy21Assistant CookEmpire Gilbert +
Cooper, Leslie, RN18Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Craig, Donald, Merchant Navy33Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Cummings, Ralph Thomas, Merchant Navy20Mess Room BoyEmpire Gilbert +
Currie, Hugh, Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Day, Stanley Bertram, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Dickinson, Harold, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Fisher, Ronald Samuel, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Fleming, Leslie Wallace, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Girvan, Charles Thomas, RM45Corporal (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Gleghorn, Edward Sutherland, Merchant Navy33Chief StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Hall, James Keean, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Herrington, Joseph Stephenson, Merchant Navy25Second StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Hopkins, Arthur, RM24Corporal (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert
Hunter, Robert, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
James, Richard Caddick, Merchant Navy52First Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Jones, Stanley Thomas Ivor, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Jones, Thomas Walter, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Kelman, Geoffrey, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Lisher, Ambrose Toward, Merchant Navy41GreaserYorkmoor, Empire Gilbert +
McCabe, Peter, Merchant Navy37BakerEmpire Gilbert +
McLean, Daniel, Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Meadows, Douglas D., RN20DEMS gunnerEmpire Gilbert
Milburn, Theodore, Merchant Navy63CookEmpire Gilbert +
Mohan, William James Mathieson, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Oliveira, Antonio D.R., Merchant Navy32Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Peters, Maurice Sewell, British Army25Serjeant (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Potts, Thomas, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Prentice, Francis, British Army20Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Preston, George Thomas, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Purdy, Alfred, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Ritchie, David Christie, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Sandiford, Wilfred, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Scott, James Dalgliesh, Merchant Navy37Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Gilbert +
Shields, William, Merchant Navy34DonkeymanEmpire Gilbert +
Smith, Charles Leonard, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Souter, Alexander, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
Stewart, John, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Gilbert +
Stobbs, Thomas, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyEmpire Gilbert +
Stockdale, William Alfred, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Thompson, Joseph Castle, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Gilbert +
Thraves, Ronald William, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Todd, George, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
Traynor, Joseph, Merchant Navy55GreaserEmpire Gilbert +
Urwin, Ralph, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert
Wall, Bernard, British Army32Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Watson, Alexander, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
Weldon, John Thomas, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
Williams, William, Merchant Navy54MasterEmpire Gilbert +
Wilson, John Wesley, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
Younger, William Henry, Merchant Navy28CarpenterEmpire Gilbert +

66 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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