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
Bigelow, Alexis W., Merchant MarineBoatswain (Bosun)West Portal +
Bikowski, George, Merchant MarineWiperWest Portal +
Borgqvist, Stig Axel, Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
Branch, Robert W., USNRGunner's Mate Third ClassWest Portal +
Burton, Dixie, Merchant MarineStewardWest Portal +
Chapman, George F., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Coccoro, Peter J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Coe, Harmon T., Merchant MarineSecond MateWest Portal +
Collins, Joseph L., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Detiska, John, Merchant MarineWiperWest Portal +
Dickoff, Morris, Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Donnelly, Harold E., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Ebbert, Marvin W., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Edelmayer, Harry, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Epstein, Jack, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Fedelen, John P., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Finn, Finn,.John H., Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
Fiore, William P., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Fitzpatrick, Daniel J., Merchant MarineThird MateWest Portal +
Freitas, Anthero, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Goddard, Fred R., Merchant MarineSecond Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
Goving, George I., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
Griffin, Oswald Joseph, Merchant MarineMasterWest Portal +
Hawk, Henry W., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
Haywood, Joseph, Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
Hirschkowitz, Max, Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
Hoffman, Thomas L., Merchant MarineFireman/WiperWest Portal +
Howe, Clifford R., USNCoxswainWest Portal +
Jung, Chew Ah, Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
Liedtke, Otto A., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Ling, Joe L., Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
MacLean, Archibald, Merchant MarineChief MateWest Portal +
Manning, Frank M., Merchant MarineDeck EngineerWest Portal +
Mason, Edward S., Merchant MarineThird Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
McClintock, Charles S., Merchant MarineChief EngineerWest Portal +
McGovern, Thomas W., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
McHugh, Donald, Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
Miranda, Miguel A., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Molina, Graciliano, Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Moon, Lee Chi, Merchant MarineCookWest Portal +
Morris, Ellis W., Merchant MarineMessmanWest Portal +
Murphy, Daniel J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Murphy, Thomas W., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Myers, Irvin, Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
Nielsen, Bent Rupert, Merchant Marine26Able SeamanWest Portal +
Novak, Walter P., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
O'Brien, Joseph F., USNSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Olufsen, Svend Aage, Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
Pashkoff, Gustave, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Pezzottini, Victor J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Pitzely, David Harold, Merchant Marine18Deck CadetWest Portal +
Prince, Rathka, USNRGunner's Mate Third ClassWest Portal +
Province, James Henry, Merchant Marine22Engineer CadetWest Portal +
Puckman, Philip, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Ramsell, John H., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Reda, Nicholas R., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Rehm, Erwin R., Merchant MarineFirst Assistant EngineerWest Portal +
Shedlowsky, Albert J., USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Shipelis, Charles J., Merchant MarineAble SeamanWest Portal +
Smedley, William V., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanWest Portal +
Sorensen, Norman E., Merchant MarineOilerWest Portal +
Sundin, Donald E., USNSignalman Third ClassWest Portal +
Versteegh, Howard Dale, USNRSeaman First ClassWest Portal +
Warnock, William G., USNRLieutenant (junior grade)West Portal +
Wischebrink, 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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