Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Whale

British steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Empire Whale when hit on 29 Mar 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Aitkenhead, Alexander, Merchant Navy25Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Whale +
Ansell, Donald Raymond, RNVR22Passenger (Sub-Lieutenant (A))Empire Whale +
Brodie, James Park, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Whale +
Burnell, James Charles, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanEmpire Whale +
Channing, John, Merchant Navy25Ordinary SeamanEmpire Whale +
Clarke, James, RN23Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Empire Whale +
Coad, Sydney James Theophilus, Merchant Navy34Assistant StewardEmpire Whale +
Davis, Albert Edward, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Whale +
Davitt, James Thompson, Merchant Navy42MasterEmpire Whale +
Downs, John Kerr Mackay, Merchant Navy29Second OfficerEmpire Whale +
Doyle, James, Merchant Navy30Second CookEmpire Whale +
Erickson, Richard William, Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Frame, William, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Gough, William John, Merchant Navy26Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Whale +
Hannah, John, Merchant Navy30Chief OfficerEmpire Whale +
Hennah, Joseph Phillip, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Hourihane, John Michael, Merchant Navy25StorekeeperEmpire Whale +
Howard, William Herbert, Merchant Navy39First Radio OfficerEmpire Whale +
Kiltie, Alexander McDermid, Merchant Navy26Second StewardEmpire Whale +
Lamport, James, Merchant Navy17Ordinary SeamanEmpire Whale +
Law, George Pringle, Merchant Navy29SailorEmpire Whale +
Letton, Thomas Michael, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Lipscombe, Alfred Bertram, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanEmpire Whale +
Litinsky, Michael, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Lucroft, Harold Martin, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanEmpire Whale +
Macaulay, Angus, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Marsh, Ivor John, Merchant Navy27Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Whale +
Martin, Frederick, Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
McCulloch, George William, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Whale +
McIntyre, Ian Gordon Hunter, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerEmpire Whale +
McNaught, James, Merchant Navy30Chief StewardEmpire Whale +
Miles, Frederick John, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Whale +
Mitchell, David, Merchant Navy22Second Radio OfficerEmpire Whale +
Nightingale, Hubert Spencer, Merchant Navy46Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Whale +
O'Donnell, James, Merchant Navy29Chief CookEmpire Whale +
Phillips, William John, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Prewitt, Henry George, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanEmpire Whale +
Price, Leonard John, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanEmpire Whale +
Price, Wilfred, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Russell, James Henry, RN29Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Whale +
Russell, William, Merchant Navy43Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Whale +
Sexton, Christopher James, Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Slattery, Andrew, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Smith, Albert Frederick, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Whale +
Spirozianis, Vasilis, Merchant Navy58Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Whale +
Thomas, David James, Merchant Navy52Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +
Whelton, William, Merchant Navy54Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Whale +

47 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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