Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

HMS Willamette Valley (X 39)

British special service vessel



West Lynn before her conversion to a Q-ship. 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 special service vessel HMS Willamette Valley (X 39).

Aboard HMS Willamette Valley (X 39) when hit on 29 Jun 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Ashton, Nephi, RN22Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Balchin, Ronald Frederick, RNR30LieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Beattie, Robert Pollock, RNR40Lieutenant Commander (E)HMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Boland, Jack Nevil, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Booth, Sidney Partington, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Brett, Charles Frederick, RFR33Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Brook, Charles Thomas, RN40Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Butterworth, Albert Edward, RN21Stoker 1st ClassHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Case, Albert James Newman, RN42Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Claret, William Edwin, RN47Petty OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Clark, James, RN23Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Clench, Edward William, RNRSeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Clews, Victor John, RN20Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Collins, Douglas George, RNR26LieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Couchman, William Alfred, RN36Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Crumpton-Wray, Joseph Henry, RN31Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Deag, Leonard Richard, RN43Petty OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Dixon, Nelson Everard, RNVR25Sub-LieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Douglass, George Edward, RNVR27Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Evans, Edward William, RNLeading SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Fleming, Sidney George, RN35Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Ford, Charles Richard, NAP40Assistant CookHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Gardner, Thomas Leslie, RNVR29Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Gibbons, Thomas, RN22Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Gillies, Donald, RNRAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Hamilton, Andrew Graham, RN41Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Hancock, Sidney, RN23Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Henderson, John, RNVR29Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Henty, Christopher George, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Horlick, Joseph Harold, RNPetty OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Jones, Albert Edwin, RNLeading SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Joy, Philip Robert Bruce, RN30Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Kelsey, George Robert, RNOrdnance Artificer 1st ClassHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Keys, Leonard Lewis John, RN34Shipwright 4th ClassHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Keyse, Walter Alfred, RNRLeading Sick Berth AttendantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Lax, George Imeson, RN20Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Lewis, James Frederick, NAPAssistant StewardHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Lockwood, Eric N., RNPetty Officer StokerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)
Lystor, John Cyril, RN31Stoker 1st ClassHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Madden, Arthur Richard, NAP33Assistant StewardHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)
Martin, James Hamilton, RNVR41LieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Morris, Robert Nicholson, RNVR47Chief Petty OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Murphy, Charles Thomas, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Owen, Ralph, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Pearson, , NAPFirst Radio OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)
Petrie, Archibald Burness, RN19Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Pink, Alfred Albert, RN20Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Platt, William, RN20Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Pope, John, RN19Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Price, Bernard Edgar, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Quince, William, NAP30Senior ElectricianHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Redsell, Thomas Frederick Charles, RN21Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Richards, John Walter, RN42Petty OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Riley, Thomas, RN24Stoker 1st ClassHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Riley, Wilfred Sidney Roughly, RN19Ordinary SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Roberts, Richard Kenneth, RNSignalmanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley, RN32Lieutenant CommanderHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)
Seabrook, Alfred, RN34Leading SignalmanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Seymour, Edward Francis Michael, RNLieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Singleton, William Edward John Ormerod, RN22Leading SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Starkey, Peter Richard, NAP23Second Radio OfficerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Stephens, Richard Wilson, NAP23Junior EngineerHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Stevens, George Daniel, RNPetty Officer SupplyHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Stockham, Sidney Thomas, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Suttie, Andrew Mitchell, RN20Able SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Thomson, James, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Thomson, William, RNR29Lieutenant CommanderHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Walker, William John, RNR28Lieutenant (E)HMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Wallace, Hamish Alexander, RNVRSurgeon LieutenantHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Watson, Joseph William, NAP27Assistant CookHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Whittle, Michael G.A., RNRMidshipmanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39)
Williams, Frederick, RNAble SeamanHMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +
Williams, Leslie W., RNR25Lieutenant (S)HMS Willamette Valley (X 39) +

73 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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