Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Impala

British steam merchant



Empire Impala under her former name Oakman in Lake Charles on 11 Feb, 1933. Photo courtesy of Dennis Morris

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

Aboard Empire Impala when hit on 7 Mar 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Andrews, Arthur Charles, Merchant Navy40Chief CookEmpire Impala +
Archer, Matthew Thomas, RN30Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
Arnold, Robert, Merchant Navy16Pantry BoyEmpire Impala +
Bascomb, Walter George Bennett, Merchant Navy26Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
Beisiegel, Henry George, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
Blundell, Thomas Joseph, Merchant Navy29Assistant StewardEmpire Impala +
Boothroyd, John, Merchant Navy54Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Impala +
Bowler, Albert, British Army36Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
Cahill, Michael Joseph Patrick, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
Cole, Roy Edwin Alfred, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
Condie, Alexander, Merchant Navy40Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
Corbett, Dennis Francis, RN30Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
Costin, John George, Merchant Navy21Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
Cox, Neil Allen, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Impala +
Dolan, Clarence Joseph, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
Dyer, Sydney George, RN32Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
Farman, Francis, Merchant Navy25CarpenterEmpire Impala +
Fink, John Henry, Merchant Navy23Engine Room StorekeeperEmpire Impala +
Flanagan, Frederick, Merchant Navy28FiremanEmpire Impala +
Grant, Ian Wallace, Merchant Navy36Second OfficerEmpire Impala +
Halbert, John, Merchant Navy25Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
Keatley, Francis, Merchant Navy18FiremanEmpire Impala +
Knell, Edward Charles Eugene, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
Lindberg, Alfred, Merchant Navy58DonkeymanEmpire Impala +
Little, Charles, Merchant Navy34FiremanEmpire Impala +
MacAulay, John, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
MacLeod, Kenneth, Merchant Navy35SailorEmpire Impala +
Marshall, Joseph, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Impala +
Marshall, Leslie Harry, RN30Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
McLeod, Donald, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
Munford, Thomas Henry, Merchant Navy46MasterEmpire Impala +
Murphy, Joseph, Merchant Navy25FiremanEmpire Impala +
Perry, Michael, Merchant Navy27FiremanEmpire Impala +
Price, James, Merchant Navy21Chief StewardEmpire Impala +
Riches, Claude Derrick, Merchant Navy18First Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
Rowe, Kenneth Watson, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
Slough, Harry, Merchant Navy36Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Impala +
Stark, Archibald, Merchant Navy32Second CookEmpire Impala +
Strong, Robert Maxine, Merchant Navy25Third OfficerEmpire Impala +
Sutherland, Douglas, Merchant Navy31Chief OfficerEmpire Impala +
Swinburn, Peter Stopforth, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
Walsh, Arthur, Merchant Navy37DonkeymanEmpire Impala +
White, Finch, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
Wilkinson, William Stanley, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
Williams, William Edward, Merchant Navy34Second Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
Wilson, George Joseph, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
Winrow, Arthur William, Merchant Navy18Galley BoyEmpire Impala +
Worrall, James, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Impala +

48 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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