Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2689

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

Aboard Silverbeech when hit on 28 Mar 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishBell, John Michael Oswald, Merchant Navy18CadetSilverbeech +
BritishCarr, Lawrence, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
ChineseChan Kong, , Merchant Navy47Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
ChineseChan Kwong, , Merchant Navy29First BoySilverbeech +
ChineseChan Sing, , Merchant Navy51QuartermasterSilverbeech +
ChineseChan Yin, , Merchant Navy38GreaserSilverbeech +
ChineseChan Yuen, , Merchant Navy28SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseCheong So, , Merchant Navy48Boatswain (Bosun)Silverbeech +
BritishCherry, William Robert, Merchant Navy39Chief OfficerSilverbelle, Silverbeech +
ChineseCheung Mok, , Merchant Navy54Chief CookSilverbeech +
ChineseChiew Lum, , Merchant Navy29GreaserSilverbeech +
ChineseChing Lui, , Merchant Navy42CarpenterSilverbeech +
ChineseChow Wing, , Merchant Navy38Fireman’s CookSilverbeech +
BritishClipsom, James, RN24Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
BritishDutch, Michael Robert, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeSilverbeech +
ChineseFan Sing, , Merchant Navy44FitterSilverbeech +
BritishFisher, Frank Churchill, RNR32Passenger (Paymaster Lieutenant)Silverbeech +
ChineseFoh Sing, , Merchant Navy44SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseFung Yeung, , Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
BritishGandy, Arthur Norman, Merchant Navy34Second Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishGourlay, James, Civilian30PassengerSilverbeech +
BritishGroves, Francis Lister Arnold, Civilian29PassengerSilverbeech +
IrishHart, Michael Joseph, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishHarvey, Stanley, Merchant Navy41Fourth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishHerbertson, Andrew Malcolm, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerSilverbeech +
ChineseHo Chuen, , Merchant Navy35SailorSilverbeech +
BritishHyem, Thomas George, Merchant Navy38MasterSilverbeech +
BritishIrwin, James, Merchant Navy31First Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishKemball, Arthur Leslie, Merchant Navy35ElectricianSilverbeech +
BritishKenderdine, Sidney, Merchant Navy20Fifth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
ChineseKwak Sui Kan, , Merchant Navy42Leading FitterSilverbeech +
ChineseKwan King, , Merchant Navy30Sailor’s CookSilverbeech +
ChineseKwok Kau, , Merchant Navy30Second CookSilverbeech +
ChineseKwok Tai, , Merchant Navy36SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseLai Fook, , Merchant Navy50SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseLau Fat, , Merchant Navy41FitterSilverbeech +
ChineseLee Man, , Merchant Navy30Galley BoySilverbeech +
ChineseLeung Shing, , Merchant Navy40SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseLeung Tai, , Merchant Navy47QuartermasterSilverbeech +
ChineseLi Dow, , Merchant Navy46SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseLi Fook, , Merchant Navy56SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseLi Shon, , Merchant Navy48Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
ChineseMa Hee, , Merchant Navy43SailorSilverbeech +
ChineseMak Bing, , Merchant Navy43GreaserSilverbeech +
BritishMatkin, Robert Geoffrey Swift, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishMatthews, John Harry, Civilian36PassengerSilverbeech +
BritishMetcalf, Ernest Gordon, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeSilverbeech +
BritishMorris, William Ward, Merchant Navy30Senior Third Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishRourke, Wilfred, Merchant Navy37Chief Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishSchofield, William Roy, Merchant Navy18Second Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
BritishSimmonds, H.A., Merchant NavyJunior Third EngineerSilverbeech
ChineseSung Hon, , Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
BritishTaylor, George, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
BritishThompson, William Arnold, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardSilverbeech +
ChineseTong Ko, , Merchant Navy32Second BoatswainSilverbeech +
ChineseWan Fook, , Merchant Navy42GreaserSilverbeech +
BritishWeller, Frederick Robert, British Army25Gunner (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
BritishWilkinson, Robert Newby, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeSilverbeech +
ChineseWong Yin, , Merchant Navy44GreaserSilverbeech +
BritishYendoll, Tom Bohannah, RNVR35Passenger (Lieutenant (E))Silverbeech +

60 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?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.