Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Melbourne Star

British motor merchant



Photo courtesy of John Robertson

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

Aboard Melbourne Star when hit on 2 Apr 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Adams, George James, Merchant Navy35CarpenterMelbourne Star +
Adamson, Emma, Civilian58PassengerMelbourne Star +
Aitken, George, Merchant Navy18Steward’s BoyMelbourne Star +
Almond, Charles William, Merchant Navy39Chief Refrigerator EngineerMelbourne Star +
Atkins, Henry Joseph, Merchant Navy22Assistant EngineerMelbourne Star +
Ayling, Peter Anthony, Merchant Navy18CadetMelbourne Star +
Balfour, John Eyres, RANVR30Passenger (Engineer Sub-Lieutenant)Melbourne Star +
Bates, William, Merchant Navy47Donkeyman and GreaserMelbourne Star +
Best, William, Merchant NavyGreaserMelbourne Star
Blandford, Harry, Merchant Navy52Chief Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Bowles, John, Merchant Navy47Chief CookMelbourne Star +
Boyle, Michael Christopher, Merchant Navy39Refrigerator GreaserMelbourne Star +
Bradshaw, William, Merchant Navy31Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Burns, William Joseph, Merchant NavyGreaserMelbourne Star
Camilleri, William, Merchant Navy31Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Christie, Alexander Cormack, Merchant Navy29Chief ElectricianMelbourne Star +
Clayton, George Samuel, RN30Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Cluff, Winifred Victoria, Civilian19PassengerMelbourne Star +
Cook, John, Merchant Navy36Boatswain (Bosun)Melbourne Star +
Coulthard, Alec, Merchant Navy22GreaserMelbourne Star +
Cowin, Richard, RN32Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Curran, John Michael, Civilian36PassengerMelbourne Star +
Davies, Frederick Willington, Merchant Navy17Third Radio OfficerMelbourne Star +
Davies, Richard Llewellyn, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Draper, James Henry, British Army39Gunner (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Dunville, Robert Henry, Merchant Navy23Junior Third Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Elsey, Frederick, Merchant Navy28Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Faux, Louise, Civilian20PassengerMelbourne Star +
Gessey, John Albert Edwin, Merchant Navy18Steward’s BoyMelbourne Star +
Glenday, George, British Army38Lance Serjeant (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Goldsmith, Dorothea Rosemary, Civilian28PassengerMelbourne Star +
Greenwood, Alexander, Merchant Navy39Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Hall, Anthony George, Merchant Navy17CadetMelbourne Star +
Hall, James Bennett, Merchant Navy57MasterMelbourne Star +
Hamilton, John Norman, Merchant Navy36Junior Second Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Hampson, Eric, Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Haugh, James, Merchant Navy27Second Refrigerator EngineerMelbourne Star +
Hayes, Robert, Merchant Navy29Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Healey, James Gallop, Merchant Navy33StorekeeperMelbourne Star +
Henshall, Clifford, Merchant Navy20Assistant EngineerMelbourne Star +
Hogan, Christopher, Merchant Navy36GreaserMelbourne Star +
Hutchinson, Ronald Ian William, Merchant Navy21WriterMelbourne Star +
Inskip, Ralph Crookshank, Merchant Navy31Second StewardMelbourne Star +
Jackson, Keith Harold, RANVR21Passenger (Sub-Lieutenant)Melbourne Star +
King, Eileen, Civilian54PassengerMelbourne Star +
Kyle, Marjorie J., Civilian35PassengerMelbourne Star +
Kyte, Norman James, RN18Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Lambert, George Frederick, Merchant Navy50BakerMelbourne Star +
Lannon, John, Merchant Navy43GreaserMelbourne Star +
Lawson, Thomas, Merchant Navy26GreaserMelbourne Star +
Leay, Eric Norman, Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoyMelbourne Star +
Leckie, Thomas Sproat, Merchant Navy29Second Radio OfficerMelbourne Star +
Leunig, Norman Alfred, Merchant Navy22Supernumerary Fourth OfficerMelbourne Star +
Lewis, Ian W., Merchant Navy24Passenger (Engineer Officer)Melbourne Star +
Macfarlane, William, Civilian71PassengerMelbourne Star +
MacKinnon, Donald John, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
MacPherson, Donald James, RAAF28Passenger (Wing Commander)Melbourne Star +
MacPherson, Pamela Yvonne, Civilian21PassengerMelbourne Star +
MacSherry, Dennis Louis Thomas, Merchant Navy26SurgeonMelbourne Star +
Marsh, John Edward, RANR41Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Marshall, Norman, RN29Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Martin, James D'Arcy, Merchant Navy25Senior Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Martin, Robert, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
May, William Lawson, Merchant Navy20Junior Fourth Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
McCafferty, Gerald Columba, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
McCall, John Strong, Merchant Navy23Assistant EngineerMelbourne Star +
McGarry, John Bernard, Merchant Navy36Second CookMelbourne Star +
McGovern, Philip, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanMelbourne Star +
McWhae, Caroline Agnes Henty, Civilian50PassengerMelbourne Star +
McWhae, Kenneth, Civilian51PassengerMelbourne Star +
McWilliam, Frederick, Merchant Navy34Able Seaman and Lamp TrimmerMelbourne Star +
Michaels, Thomas, Merchant Navy16Galley BoyMelbourne Star +
Mulcahy, Ethne Mary, Civilian23PassengerMelbourne Star +
Murphy, Philip, Merchant Navy38Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Nunn, Ronald, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanMelbourne Star
O'Connor, Frank, Merchant Navy17Ordinary SeamanMelbourne Star +
O'Connor, Herbert, Merchant Navy41Chief StewardMelbourne Star +
O'Neill, Christopher, Merchant Navy47Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
O'Neill, John, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyMelbourne Star +
Owen, Eva Doreen, Civilian40PassengerMelbourne Star +
Parsonage, Peter Matthews, Merchant Navy18Fourth OfficerMelbourne Star +
Parsons, Leslie Thomas, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerMelbourne Star +
Partridge, Eva J., Civilian72PassengerMelbourne Star +
Percival, William Henry, Merchant Navy27Second ElectricianMelbourne Star +
Phillipson, George, British Army20Gunner (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Pilkington, John Samuel, Merchant Navy26GreaserMelbourne Star +
Pitkin, James Alfred George, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Pomroy, Alan Browning, RNVR29Passenger (Electrical Lieutenant)Melbourne Star +
Porter, Alexander Sheridan, Civilian34PassengerMelbourne Star +
Rice, Henry, Merchant Navy20SailorMelbourne Star +
Richards, William Edward, Merchant Navy31Second OfficerMelbourne Star +
Rippon, Stanley, Merchant Navy27Senior Fourth Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Secker, Charles Archibald, RANVR33Passenger (Lieutenant)Melbourne Star +
Senior, Harry Ferguson, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerMelbourne Star +
Sheehan, Patrick, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Slidders, Elizabeth, Civilian34PassengerMelbourne Star +
Slidders, John P., Civilian8PassengerMelbourne Star +
Slidders, Sandison W., Civilian4PassengerMelbourne Star +
Smith, Frederick, Merchant Navy29Assistant Cook and ButcherMelbourne Star +
Smith, Leslie, Merchant Navy40Able SeamanMelbourne Star +
Stevens, Frederick, British Army22Gunner (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Stringfellow, John, British Army38Gunner (DEMS gunner)Melbourne Star +
Thom, Agnes W.M., Civilian58PassengerMelbourne Star +
Thom, Alfred Marshall Graeme, Civilian57PassengerMelbourne Star +
Thomas, Andre Emile, Civilian45PassengerMelbourne Star +
Treliving, Harold, Merchant Navy40Senior Second Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Webb, Edward John, Merchant Navy54Refrigerator GreaserMelbourne Star +
Whipp, Eric, Merchant Navy26Assistant EngineerMelbourne Star +
Whishaw, Peter, RANVR41Passenger (Lieutenant)Melbourne Star +
White, Leonard, Merchant NavyAble SeamanMelbourne Star
White, Selwyn William, Merchant Navy28Senior Third Engineer OfficerMelbourne Star +
Whiteside, Gerald M., Merchant Navy49Passenger (Radio Officer)Melbourne Star +
Whyte, Nina K., Civilian34PassengerMelbourne Star +
Wilson, Ernest, Merchant Navy22Assistant StewardMelbourne Star +
Wilson, Sheila, Civilian28PassengerMelbourne Star +
Witham, Soren Albert Terkelsen, Merchant Navy26First Radio OfficerMelbourne Star +
Young, Reginald, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanMelbourne Star +

117 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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