Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Wagtail

British steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Empire Wagtail when hit on 28 Dec 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Allington, Maurice Richard, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Almond, Gabriel, Merchant Navy51MasterEmpire Wagtail +
Assie, Harold Edward, Merchant Navy33Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Wagtail +
Bates, Charles, Merchant Navy18Mess Room BoyEmpire Wagtail +
Bathgate, John Sutton, Merchant Navy40Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Bidder, Albert Edward, Merchant Navy32StorekeeperEmpire Wagtail +
Bradford, John Henry, Merchant Navy33Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Wagtail +
Bridges, Russell Ebb, Merchant Navy34Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Brown, Archibald Berry, Merchant Navy51Second OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Bull, Kenneth Charles, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Davies, Albert, British Army34Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Davies, Douglas Sydney, Merchant Navy20FiremanEmpire Wagtail +
Davies, Evan Basil, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish Premier, Empire Wagtail +
Davies, Percival Richard Llewellyn, Merchant Navy23FiremanEmpire Wagtail +
Dow, Reginald John, Merchant Navy29Second Radio OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Evans, Kenneth Francis George, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Wagtail +
Gladwin, George, Merchant Navy41Chief OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Griffiths, Arthur John, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Griffiths, Owen, Merchant Navy31Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Haines, George Harold, RN34Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Hampson, John, British Army37Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Heard, Arthur Andrew, Merchant Navy15Third Radio OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Hosford, Benjamin, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Hutchinson, Ernest, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Isaac, David Graham, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
James, William John, Merchant Navy50Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Wagtail +
Jenkins, Arthur, RN27Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Jenkins, Thomas Albert, Merchant Navy53FiremanEmpire Wagtail +
Jones, Bernard Francis, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Wagtail +
Jones, James Henry, Merchant Navy18Galley BoyEmpire Wagtail +
Lack, James Henry, Merchant Navy40Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Wagtail +
Macdonald, Charles, Merchant Navy23Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Mason, William Edward, RN33Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Melville, John Brotherhood Patrick, Merchant Navy20First Radio OfficerEmpire Wagtail +
Morrow, Thomas William, Merchant Navy38Senior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Owens, Benjamin Thomas, Merchant Navy26StewardEmpire Wagtail +
Roberts, Jack, Merchant Navy39Senior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Samuel Sem, , Merchant Navy39CookEmpire Wagtail +
Stone, Raymond George, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Sweet, Kenneth William, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Wagtail +
Thomas, Ieuan, Merchant Navy22FiremanEmpire Wagtail +
Ward, Sydney Charles, Merchant Navy21Senior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Watchman, Ivor William, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanEmpire Wagtail +
Williams, Rees John, Merchant Navy29CarpenterEmpire Wagtail +

44 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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