Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Heath

British steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, P22329

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

Aboard Empire Heath when hit on 11 May 1944

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NameAgeRankServed on
Barton, William, British Army32Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Beadnell, Robert, Merchant Navy16ApprenticeEmpire Heath +
Bell, Harry, Merchant Navy31Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Heath +
Bennett, Zindela, Merchant Navy38Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Benton, Ronald, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardEmpire Heath +
Bond, Thomas Taylor, Merchant Navy30Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Heath +
Bowley, William Stanley, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Brown, William Thompson, Merchant Navy45MasterEmpire Heath +
Burgess, Frank, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Burnett, Samuel Bennett, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Byrne, Leo, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyEmpire Heath +
Carter, Leonard Stanley, British Army28Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Coleman, Edward Allan, Merchant Navy19First Radio OfficerEmpire Heath +
Cowan, Peter, Merchant Navy29Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Craig, John, Merchant Navy58Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Heath +
Credland, Stanley, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Dennis, Robert William, Merchant Navy16ApprenticeEmpire Heath +
Felgate, Harold Thompson, Merchant Navy20CookEmpire Heath +
Fleet, Arthur Richard, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Frank, Fred, Merchant Navy32Second Cook and BakerEmpire Heath +
Gargett, Joseph, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanEmpire Heath +
Gavin, Eric, Merchant Navy28CarpenterEmpire Heath +
Griffin, Martin John, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Grunson, Clarence, Merchant Navy48Chief OfficerEmpire Heath +
Gull, William Ranger, Merchant Navy16Deck BoyEmpire Heath +
Hardy, Ronald Charles, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Heath +
Harrison, Richard, Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Heath +
Harrison, Tom Porritt, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanEmpire Heath +
Held, Alan George, Merchant Navy21Second OfficerEmpire Heath +
Hodgson, George Alan, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardEmpire Heath +
Jackson, John Osmond, Merchant Navy18Junior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Heath +
Johnson, Desmond Vane, Merchant Navy17Second Radio OfficerEmpire Heath +
Kennady, Wilfred, Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Heath +
Laverick, James Thomas, Merchant Navy20Senior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Heath +
Longster, Leslie, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanEmpire Heath +
Lonsdale, Richard Grozier, Merchant Navy61Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Heath +
Lownie, David Gibb, Merchant Navy17Third Radio OfficerEmpire Heath +
McGregor, James Adam, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
McKernan, Bernard Joseph, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Miller, Andrew, Merchant Navy22Passenger (DBS)Empire Heath +
Noble, George, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Noys, Albert Leslie, British Army23Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
O'Neill, John, Merchant Navy33Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Parker, Maurice, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyEmpire Heath +
Pickering, Walter, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Pilling, Ronald, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Rennie, Thomas, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Heath +
Richardson, John, Merchant Navy37Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Heath +
Shields, Vincent Vernon, Merchant Navy20Senior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Heath +
Shields, Walter, Merchant Navy19Junior Ordinary SeamanEmpire Heath +
Stafford, John William, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerEmpire Heath +
Taylor, William, RN32Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Heath +
Thomson, Douglas, Merchant Navy18Galley BoyEmpire Heath +
Verrill, Burton, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanEmpire Heath +
Wakeham, Frederick, Merchant Navy26Chief StewardEmpire Heath
Ward, William, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanEmpire Heath +
Watson, James McLean, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeEmpire Heath +
Wilson, William, Merchant Navy41Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Heath +

58 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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