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
Althorpe, W.H., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
Au Chuen, , Merchant Navy38FitterPolydorus
Ballard, T.P., Merchant NavySecond StewardPolydorus
Barker, T., Merchant NavyRadio OperatorPolydorus
Best, L., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Beymerwerdt, Elisabertus Johannes van, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerPolydorus
Bierenbroodspot, Albert Ferdinand, Merchant Navy36Chief StewardPolydorus
Bracewell, P.P., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
Briddon, G.E., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
Brothers, , Civilian15PassengerPolydorus
Brouwer, Hermannus, Merchant Navy44MasterPolydorus
Brouwer, Pieter, Merchant Navy51Fourth Engineer OfficerPolydorus
Caine, T., RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
Cattanach, C., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Chan Kin, , Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardPolydorus
Chan Low, , Merchant Navy39CookPolydorus
Chan Ngau, , Merchant Navy31FiremanPolydorus
Chan Sang, , Merchant Navy45Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Chan Tin Yau, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Chan Tong, , Merchant Navy49DonkeymanPolydorus
Cheng Cheong, , Merchant Navy57StorekeeperPolydorus
Cheng Lam, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
Cheng Tak, , Merchant Navy33Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Cheung Chung, , Merchant Navy38Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Chu Shing, , Merchant Navy46FiremanPolydorus
Driscoll, D., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Elmendorp, Johannes Jacobus, Merchant Navy22Third Engineer OfficerPolydorus
Flight, Walter, Merchant Navy32Second Engineer OfficerPolydorus
Fong Muk, , Merchant Navy36Galley BoyPolydorus
Gilchrist, T.R., Merchant NavySurgeonPolydorus
Henthorn, V., Second Gunlayer (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
Ho Chuen, , Merchant Navy34Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Ho Yau, , Merchant Navy35FiremanPolydorus
Hughes, A.J., Merchant NavyStewardPolydorus
Ip For, , Merchant Navy25Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Jenkins, W.T., Merchant NavyBreechworkerPolydorus
Johnstone, D.P., Merchant NavyFourth OfficerPolydorus
King, G.A.B., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
Lai Sin, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
Lai Soo, , Merchant Navy39QuartermasterPolydorus
Lai Yan, , Merchant Navy24Assistant StewardPolydorus
Lau Ching, , Merchant Navy50FiremanPolydorus
Lau Foon, , Merchant Navy36GreaserPolydorus
Lau Kang, , Merchant Navy32Assistant StewardPolydorus
Lau Shing, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Lau Shing, , Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)Polydorus
Lee Fook, , Merchant Navy44QuartermasterPolydorus
Leslie, J., Merchant NavyMidshipmanPolydorus
Leung Kwong, , Merchant Navy34GreaserPolydorus
Li Fook, , Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Li Tak, , Merchant Navy51GreaserPolydorus
Li Yung, , Merchant Navy44Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Lo Tim, , Merchant Navy46QuartermasterPolydorus
Lock Shui, , Merchant Navy44Second CookPolydorus
Lok Ying, , Merchant Navy32Assistant StewardPolydorus
Lok Ying, , Merchant Navy45Chief CookPolydorus
Low Seng, , Merchant Navy41Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
MacKenzie, , Civilian50PassengerPolydorus
Mak Chim, , Merchant Navy41DonkeymanPolydorus
Man Ying, , Merchant Navy29FiremanPolydorus
Milburne, M., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Most, Marcus Hendrik van der, Merchant Navy40Third OfficerHaulerwijk, Polydorus
Newton, A., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Ng Kee, , Merchant Navy25FiremanPolydorus
Ng Soo, , Merchant Navy21FiremanPolydorus
Ngan Tak, , Merchant Navy40FiremanPolydorus +
Pang Dai, , Merchant Navy41Ordinary SeamanPolydorus
Pinder, W.E., Merchant NavyRadio OperatorPolydorus
Salomons, Bernard, Merchant Navy27Second OfficerPolydorus
Smith, R., British ArmyDEMS gunnerPolydorus
Thompson, C.C.L., Merchant NavyFifth Engineer OfficerPolydorus
Tsang Choy, , Merchant Navy35StewardPolydorus
Vuure, Arijan van, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerAlcinous, Polydorus
Wat Hung, , Merchant Navy50FiremanPolydorus
Widd, G., Gunlayer (DEMS gunner)Polydorus
Wong Fat, , Merchant Navy43CookPolydorus
Wong Shun, , Merchant Navy42Second BoatswainPolydorus
Wong Wui, , Merchant Navy36QuartermasterPolydorus
Yee Ho, , Merchant Navy45CarpenterPolydorus
Yim Shing, , Merchant Navy32FiremanPolydorus
Zwart, 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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