Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Dutch steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

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

Aboard Polydorus when hit on 27 Nov 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAlthorpe, W.H., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
ChineseAu Chuen, , Merchant Navy38FitterPolydorus
BritishBallard, T.P., Merchant NavySecond StewardPolydorus
BritishBarker, T., Merchant NavyRadio OperatorPolydorus
BritishBest, L., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
DutchBeymerwerdt, Elisabertus Johannes van, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerPolydorus
DutchBierenbroodspot, Albert Ferdinand, Merchant Navy36Chief StewardPolydorus
BritishBracewell, P.P., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
BritishBriddon, G.E., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
BritishBrothers, , Civilian15PassengerPolydorus
DutchBrouwer, Hermannus, Merchant Navy44MasterPolydorus
DutchBrouwer, Pieter, Merchant Navy51Fourth Engineer OfficerPolydorus
BritishCaine, T., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
BritishCattanach, C., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
ChineseChan Kin, , Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardPolydorus
ChineseChan Low, , Merchant Navy39CookPolydorus
ChineseChan Ngau, , Merchant Navy31FiremanPolydorus
ChineseChan Sang, , Merchant Navy45Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseChan Tin Yau, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseChan Tong, , Merchant Navy49DonkeymanPolydorus
ChineseCheng Cheong, , Merchant Navy57StorekeeperPolydorus
ChineseCheng Lam, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
ChineseCheng Tak, , Merchant Navy33Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseCheung Chung, , Merchant Navy38Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseChu Shing, , Merchant Navy46FiremanPolydorus
BritishDriscoll, D., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
DutchElmendorp, Johannes Jacobus, Merchant Navy22Third Engineer OfficerPolydorus
DutchFlight, Walter, Merchant Navy32Second Engineer OfficerPolydorus
ChineseFong Muk, , Merchant Navy36Galley BoyPolydorus
BritishGilchrist, T.R., Merchant NavySurgeonPolydorus
BritishHenthorn, V., Second Gunlayer (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
ChineseHo Chuen, , Merchant Navy34Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseHo Yau, , Merchant Navy35FiremanPolydorus
BritishHughes, A.J., Merchant NavyStewardPolydorus
ChineseIp For, , Merchant Navy25Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
BritishJenkins, W.T., Merchant NavyBreechworkerPolydorus
BritishJohnstone, D.P., Merchant NavyFourth OfficerPolydorus
BritishKing, G.A.B., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
ChineseLai Sin, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
ChineseLai Soo, , Merchant Navy39QuartermasterPolydorus
ChineseLai Yan, , Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardPolydorus
ChineseLau Ching, , Merchant Navy50FiremanPolydorus
ChineseLau Foon, , Merchant Navy36GreaserPolydorus
ChineseLau Kang, , Merchant Navy32Assistant StewardPolydorus
ChineseLau Shing, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseLau Shing, , Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)Polydorus
ChineseLee Fook, , Merchant Navy44QuartermasterPolydorus
BritishLeslie, J., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
ChineseLeung Kwong, , Merchant Navy34GreaserPolydorus
ChineseLi Fook, , Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseLi Tak, , Merchant Navy51GreaserPolydorus
ChineseLi Yung, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
ChineseLo Tim, , Merchant Navy46QuartermasterPolydorus
ChineseLock Shui, , Merchant Navy44Second CookPolydorus
ChineseLok Ying, , Merchant Navy45Chief CookPolydorus
ChineseLok Ying, , Merchant Navy32Assistant StewardPolydorus
ChineseLow Seng, , Merchant Navy41Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
BritishMacKenzie, , Civilian50PassengerPolydorus
ChineseMak Chim, , Merchant Navy41DonkeymanPolydorus
ChineseMan Ying, , Merchant Navy29FiremanPolydorus
BritishMilburne, M., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
DutchMost, Marcus Hendrik van der, Merchant Navy40Third OfficerHaulerwijk, Polydorus
BritishNewton, A., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
ChineseNg Kee, , Merchant Navy25FiremanPolydorus
ChineseNg Soo, , Merchant Navy21FiremanPolydorus
ChineseNgan Tak, , Merchant Navy40FiremanPolydorus +
ChinesePang Dai, , Merchant Navy41Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
BritishPinder, W.E., Merchant NavyRadio OperatorPolydorus
DutchSalomons, Bernard, Merchant Navy27Second OfficerPolydorus
BritishSmith, R., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
BritishThompson, C.C.L., Merchant NavyFifth Engineer OfficerPolydorus
ChineseTsang Choy, , Merchant Navy35StewardPolydorus
DutchVuure, Arijan van, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerAlcinous, Polydorus
ChineseWat Hung, , Merchant Navy50FiremanPolydorus
BritishWidd, G., Gunlayer (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
ChineseWong Fat, , Merchant Navy43CookPolydorus
ChineseWong Shun, , Merchant Navy42Second BoatswainPolydorus
ChineseWong Wui, , Merchant Navy36QuartermasterPolydorus
ChineseYee Ho, , Merchant Navy45CarpenterPolydorus
ChineseYim Shing, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
DutchZwart, Jan de, Merchant Navy41Chief Radio OperatorPolydorus

81 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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