Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British Purpose

British motor tanker



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

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

Aboard British Purpose when hit on 20 Oct 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Black, Duncan, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
Bruce, K., Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Purpose
Eddie, Alexander, Merchant Navy20Sixth Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
Firth, Jack, Merchant MarineElectricianBritish Purpose
Mavlakhan Ebrahimkhan X Ebrahim Khan, , Merchant NavyPumpmanBritish Purpose
McNeil, J.H., Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
Mycock, Harold, RNDEMS gunnerBritish Purpose
Russell, Tom, Merchant NavySecond Radio OfficerBritish Purpose
Somerville, , Merchant NavyForth Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
Stockman, James Henry, Merchant NavyMasterBritish Purpose

10 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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