Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Light

British motor tanker


This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British motor tanker Empire Light.

Aboard Empire Light when hit on 7 Mar 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Alcock, Harry, Merchant Navy21Second Radio Officer Empire Light +
Barber, Thomas, Merchant Navy43Able Seaman Empire Light +
Beirne, James Edward, Merchant Navy25Able Seaman Empire Light +
Braddock, George, Merchant Navy19Junior Engineer Empire Light +
Bretland, Donald Robertson, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer Empire Light +
Brocklehurst, Francis Charles, Merchant Navy51Able Seaman Empire Light +
Brownlie, John Archibald, Merchant Navy26Junior Third Engineer Officer Empire Light +
Caligari, Anthony, Merchant Navy19Ordinary Seaman Empire Light +
Cleaver, Thomas, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Empire Light +
Coates, Arthur Edward, Merchant Navy41Able Seaman Empire Light +
Crabtree, John Alexander, Merchant Navy21Junior Engineer Empire Light +
Donaldson, Walter Stewart, Merchant Navy35Greaser and Cleaner Empire Light +
Edwards, Chris Howell, Merchant Navy43Greaser and Cleaner Empire Light +
Fortune, Frederick, Merchant Navy22Second Cook Empire Light +
Gefael, Lawrence, Merchant Navy45Boatswain (Bosun) Empire Light +
Gray, John Matthew, Merchant Navy16Assistant Steward Empire Light +
Griffiths, Arthur Mathias, Merchant Navy19Fireman and Greaser Empire Light +
Hall, Thomas, Merchant Navy36Donkeyman Empire Light +
Hopkins, James, Merchant Navy22Able Seaman Empire Light +
Hough, John Danvers, Merchant Navy36Second Officer Empire Light +
Hudd, Henry John, Merchant Navy24Senior Third Engineer Officer Empire Light +
Ingram, Thomas, RN21Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner) Empire Light +
Jennings, Noel Patrick, Merchant Navy41Second Engineer Officer Empire Light +
Lees, James, Merchant Navy25Mess Room Steward Empire Light +
Lewis, A.L., Merchant NavyMaster Empire Light
Lockwood, Wilfred, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Empire Light +
McCarthy, John, Merchant Navy23Pumpman Empire Light +
McLachlan, Robert, Merchant Navy41Chief Cook Empire Light +
O'Riordan, Cornelius, Merchant Navy20Third Radio Officer Empire Light +
Rawlings, Sidney George, Merchant Navy17Galley Boy Empire Light +
Rawlinson, Harold Brookfield, Merchant Navy54Chief Steward Empire Light +
Redfern, Leonard, Merchant Navy19Cabin Boy Empire Light +
Reece, Richard George, Merchant Navy19Fireman and Cleaner Empire Light +
Renney, Ronald, Merchant Navy25Third Officer Empire Light +
Rogers, Gerald Rigby, Merchant Navy53Chief Engineer Officer Empire Light +
Savage, William, Merchant Navy20Able Seaman Empire Light +
Shaw, Thomas, Merchant Navy26Able Seaman Empire Light +
Smith, Jamieson, Merchant Navy22Fireman and Greaser Empire Light +
Spilman, John Robert, Merchant Navy20Assistant Steward Empire Light +
Stewart, Henry Joseph, Merchant Navy20Ordinary Seaman Empire Light +
Warren, William, Merchant Navy32Carpenter Empire Light +
Watts, John, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner) Empire Light +
West, James, Merchant Navy20Able Seaman Empire Light +
Wilson, Leonard, Merchant Navy18Junior Engineer Empire Light +

44 persons found - for all attacks on this ship (2).

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