Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

West Portal

American steam merchant

West Portal under her former name Emergency Aid. Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2185

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

Aboard West Portal when hit on 5 Feb 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
AmericanBigelow, Alexis W., Merchant MarineBoatswain (Bosun)West Portal +
AmericanBikowski, George, Merchant MarineWiperWest Portal +
AmericanBorgqvist, Stig Axel, Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
AmericanBranch, Robert W., USNRGunner's Mate Third ClassWest Portal +
AmericanBurton, Dixie, Merchant MarineStewardWest Portal +
AmericanChapman, George F., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanCoccoro, Peter J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanCoe, Harmon T., Merchant MarineSecond MateWest Portal +
AmericanCollins, Joseph L., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanDetiska, John, Merchant MarineWiperWest Portal +
AmericanDickoff, Morris, Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanDonnelly, Harold E., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanEbbert, Marvin W., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanEdelmayer, Harry, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanEpstein, Jack, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanFedelen, John P., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanFinn, Finn,.John H., Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
AmericanFiore, William P., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanFitzpatrick, Daniel J., Merchant MarineThird MateWest Portal +
AmericanFreitas, Anthero, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanGoddard, Fred R., Merchant MarineSecond Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
CanadianGoving, George I., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanGriffin, Oswald Joseph, Merchant MarineMasterWest Portal +
AmericanHawk, Henry W., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanHaywood, Joseph, Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
AmericanHirschkowitz, Max, Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanHoffman, Thomas L., Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
AmericanHowe, Clifford R., USNCoxswainWest Portal +
AmericanJung, Chew Ah, Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
AmericanLiedtke, Otto A., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanLing, Joe L., Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
AmericanMacLean, Archibald, Merchant MarineChief MateWest Portal +
AmericanManning, Frank M., Merchant MarineDeck EngineerWest Portal +
AmericanMason, Edward S., Merchant MarineThird Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
AmericanMcClintock, Charles S., Merchant MarineChief EngineerWest Portal +
AmericanMcGovern, Thomas W., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanMcHugh, Donald, Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
AmericanMiranda, Miguel A., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanMolina, Graciliano, Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanMoon, Lee Chi, Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
AmericanMorris, Ellis W., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
AmericanMurphy, Daniel J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanMurphy, Thomas W., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanMyers, Irvin, Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
DanishNielsen, Bent Rupert, Merchant Marine26Able SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanNovak, Walter P., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanO'Brien, Joseph F., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
DanishOlufsen, Svend Aage, Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanPashkoff, Gustave, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanPezzottini, Victor J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanPitzely, David Harold, Merchant Marine18Deck CadetWest Portal +
AmericanPrince, Rathka, USNRGunner's Mate Third ClassWest Portal +
AmericanProvince, James Henry, Merchant Marine22Engineer CadetWest Portal +
AmericanPuckman, Philip, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanRamsell, John H., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanReda, Nicholas R., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanRehm, Erwin R., Merchant MarineFirst Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
AmericanShedlowsky, Albert J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanShipelis, Charles J., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanSmedley, William V., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
AmericanSorensen, Norman E., Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
AmericanSundin, Donald E., USNSignalman Third ClassWest Portal +
AmericanVersteegh, Howard Dale, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
AmericanWarnock, William G., USNRLieutenant (junior grade)West Portal +
AmericanWischebrink, Orren G., Merchant MarineRadio OperatorWest Portal +

65 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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