Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

HMS Penzance (L 28)

British Sloop



HMS Penzance during a visit at New Bedford MA in July 1939. Photo courtesy of Marianne Donovan

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British Sloop HMS Penzance (L 28).

Aboard HMS Penzance (L 28) when hit on 24 Aug 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Alexander, W.A., RNLeading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Allen, Charles Albert, RN23Leading SignalmanHMS Penzance (L 28), Blairmore
Ansell, Frank Charles, RN22Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Barber, Frederick Corris, RN24StewardHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Barker, J.R.H., RNLeading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Boyle, D.G., RNSub-Lieutenant (Rtd)HMS Penzance (L 28)
Brinston, Douglas Vernon, RN19Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Brookes, E.R., RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Brundell, Reginald William, RN20TelegraphistHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Budd, Albert William, RN28Leading TelegraphistHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Buddery, J.B., RNChief Engine Room ArtificerHMS Penzance (L 28)
Butler, Joseph, RN23Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Byrne, Michael, RNR42StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Carter, Albert Edward, RN27Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Cock, James Francis, RNPetty Officer SupplyHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Coles, Ernest Frederick, RNPetty OfficerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Collins, Leslie James, RN30Leading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Cook, Charles George, RNLeading StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Court, George Albert Edward, RN32Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Courtney, George Chesney, RNR35LieutenantHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Cowling, Joseph, RN21Stoker 2nd ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Crane, John William, RN19Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Croft, W.E., RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Denham, John William, RN34Leading StewardHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Draisey, John W., RNLieutenantHMS Penzance (L 28), Blairmore
Elliott, Richard, RN34Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Friend, Arthur Cyril, RN31Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Galton, Jack Valentine, RNLeading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Gaughran, Cyril Thomas, RN40Commissioned EngineerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Grimes, Francis Vivian, RN22Ordinary SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Harrington, Thomas, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Harvey, Robert Charles, RN36Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hatch, Edward, RN23Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Henderson, Gilbert, RN21Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hepburn, Thomas Joseph, RNVR22Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hines, George Arthur, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Horrocks, Alfred George, NAAFICanteen ManagerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Howard, Bertie Victor Percy, RN28Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hughes, J.F., RNSurgeon-LieutenantHMS Penzance (L 28)
Hurt, Frederick Gordon, RN28GunnerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hutchinson, John, RN26Leading Cook (S)HMS Penzance (L 28) +
Hyde, John, RNLeading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Jacobs, William Ronald George, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
James, Geoffrey Arthur Westwood, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Jolliffe, Wilfred Crayden, RN29Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Kenworthy, Ernest, RN20Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Kitching, Wilfred Francis, RN28Leading Sick Berth AttendantHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Langley, J.F.T., RNVRSub-LieutenantHMS Penzance (L 28)
Lawrence, Everett Agustus, RN19Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Layland, Dennis, RN20Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Litt, Alfred William, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Macdonald, Roderick Alan Stuart, RNVR27Sub-Lieutenant (S)HMS Penzance (L 28) +
Macpherson, Douglas Ian, RN21Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Marklew, Edward, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Marshall, Frederick Maurice, RNSignalmanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Martin, Kenneth, RN19TelegraphistHMS Penzance (L 28) +
McGahey, John Arnold, RN24Supply AssistantHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Medforth, Walter, RN34Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Mensforth, George Browell, RN21Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Mercer, Philip Augustus, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Mirrlees, Henry, RNAssistant Cook (O)HMS Penzance (L 28) +
Misson, Frederick Henry, RN38Chief StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Moon, William Frederick, RN34Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Morgan, Albert, RN37Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Morrison, John, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Mumford, P.J., RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Murphy, John James, RN21Stoker 2nd ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Nankivell, William Eddie John, RN28Petty Officer TelegraphistHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Newell, William, RNStoker 2nd ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Nicol, Charles Forbes Alexander, RN30Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Noble, Frederick, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Norman, Stanley Arthur Thomas, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Peckford, Francis Charles Roy, RN20Ordinary SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Percy, Maxwell Claude, RN20Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Ricketts, George, RN39Leading Cook (O)HMS Penzance (L 28) +
Roberts, Sydney Charles, RNStoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Sage, Reginald George, RN22Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Seeds, James, RN25Leading StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Sewell, Richard Edward, RN39Chief Petty Officer WriterHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Shepherd, Kenneth, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Simpson, Sidney Herbert, RN41Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Sims, Nelson William, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Slade, Frederick Alfred, RN34Petty OfficerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Smart, Joseph Henry, RNEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Smart, William Henry, RN20Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Smith, N.H., RNLeading StokerHMS Penzance (L 28)
Smyth, John Herbert, RN31LieutenantHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Snoad, Alfred Lawrence, RNLeading SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Spooner, Frederick James, RN35Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Thompson, K.W., RNLeading SignalmanHMS Penzance (L 28)
Tompsett, Cyril Jack, RNPetty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Trent, Frederick William Harry, RN40Leading StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Trevethan, Claude William, RNCook (S)HMS Penzance (L 28) +
Vallis, Sidney Herbert, RN28StewardHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Van Tromp, William Alfred, RN41Shipwright 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Veal, Oliver William, RNAble SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Ward, Ralph William, RN20Stoker 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Watson, Arthur Charles, RN37Chief Engine Room ArtificerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Wavish, Allan John, RN43CommanderHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Webster, Reuben, RN33Petty Officer StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Windsor, Alfred Leonard, RNLeading StokerHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Wood, James Henry, RN35Joiner 1st ClassHMS Penzance (L 28) +
Yates, William Arthur, RN19Able SeamanHMS Penzance (L 28) +

103 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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