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
Bell, John Michael Oswald, Merchant Navy18Cadet Silverbeech +
Carr, Lawrence, Merchant Navy18Third Radio Officer Silverbeech +
Chan Kong, , Merchant Navy47Assistant Steward Silverbeech +
Chan Kwong, , Merchant Navy29First Boy Silverbeech +
Chan Sing, , Merchant Navy51Quartermaster Silverbeech +
Chan Yin, , Merchant Navy38Greaser Silverbeech +
Chan Yuen, , Merchant Navy28Sailor Silverbeech +
Cheong So, , Merchant Navy48Boatswain (Bosun) Silverbeech +
Cherry, William Robert, Merchant Navy39Chief Officer Silverbelle, Silverbeech +
Cheung Mok, , Merchant Navy54Chief Cook Silverbeech +
Chiew Lum, , Merchant Navy29Greaser Silverbeech +
Ching Lui, , Merchant Navy42Carpenter Silverbeech +
Chow Wing, , Merchant Navy38Fireman’s Cook Silverbeech +
Clipsom, James, RN24Petty Officer (DEMS gunner) Silverbeech +
Dutch, Michael Robert, Merchant Navy18Apprentice Silverbeech +
Fan Sing, , Merchant Navy44Fitter Silverbeech +
Fisher, Frank Churchill, RNR32Passenger (Paymaster Lieutenant) Silverbeech +
Foh Sing, , Merchant Navy44Sailor Silverbeech +
Fung Yeung, , Merchant Navy27Assistant Steward Silverbeech +
Gandy, Arthur Norman, Merchant Navy34Second Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Gourlay, James, Civilian30Passenger Silverbeech +
Groves, Francis Lister Arnold, Civilian29Passenger Silverbeech +
Hart, Michael Joseph, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Harvey, Stanley, Merchant Navy41Fourth Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Herbertson, Andrew Malcolm, Merchant Navy25Second Officer Silverbeech +
Ho Chuen, , Merchant Navy35Sailor Silverbeech +
Hyem, Thomas George, Merchant Navy38Master Silverbeech +
Irwin, James, Merchant Navy31First Radio Officer Silverbeech +
Kemball, Arthur Leslie, Merchant Navy35Electrician Silverbeech +
Kenderdine, Sidney, Merchant Navy20Fifth Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Kwak Sui Kan, , Merchant Navy42Leading Fitter Silverbeech +
Kwan King, , Merchant Navy30Sailor’s Cook Silverbeech +
Kwok Kau, , Merchant Navy30Second Cook Silverbeech +
Kwok Tai, , Merchant Navy36Sailor Silverbeech +
Lai Fook, , Merchant Navy50Sailor Silverbeech +
Lau Fat, , Merchant Navy41Fitter Silverbeech +
Lee Man, , Merchant Navy30Galley Boy Silverbeech +
Leung Shing, , Merchant Navy40Sailor Silverbeech +
Leung Tai, , Merchant Navy47Quartermaster Silverbeech +
Li Dow, , Merchant Navy46Sailor Silverbeech +
Li Fook, , Merchant Navy56Sailor Silverbeech +
Li Shon, , Merchant Navy48Assistant Steward Silverbeech +
Ma Hee, , Merchant Navy43Sailor Silverbeech +
Mak Bing, , Merchant Navy43Greaser Silverbeech +
Matkin, Robert Geoffrey Swift, Merchant Navy24Third Officer Silverbeech +
Matthews, John Harry, Civilian36Passenger Silverbeech +
Metcalf, Ernest Gordon, Merchant Navy17Apprentice Silverbeech +
Morris, William Ward, Merchant Navy30Senior Third Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Rourke, Wilfred, Merchant Navy37Chief Engineer Officer Silverbeech +
Schofield, William Roy, Merchant Navy18Second Radio Officer Silverbeech +
Simmonds, H.A., Merchant NavyJunior Third Engineer Silverbeech
Sung Hon, , Merchant Navy36Assistant Steward Silverbeech +
Taylor, George, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner) Silverbeech +
Thompson, William Arnold, Merchant Navy38Chief Steward Silverbeech +
Tong Ko, , Merchant Navy32Second Boatswain Silverbeech +
Wan Fook, , Merchant Navy42Greaser Silverbeech +
Weller, Frederick Robert, British Army25Gunner (DEMS gunner) Silverbeech +
Wilkinson, Robert Newby, Merchant Navy19Apprentice Silverbeech +
Wong Yin, , Merchant Navy44Greaser Silverbeech +
Yendoll, 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?
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