Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Statesman

British motor merchant



Empire Statesman under her former name Ansaldo VIII. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

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

Aboard Empire Statesman when hit on 11 Dec 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anderson, John, Merchant Navy48Chief OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Blance, Peter, Merchant Navy19Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Brown, James, Merchant Navy34MasterEmpire Statesman +
Brown, James, Merchant Navy20Third OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Butchart, John, Merchant Navy20Second Radio OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Cairns, William Ingram, Merchant Navy37StewardEmpire Statesman +
Carr, John Henry, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Chapman, James, Merchant Navy56Able SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Cosgrow, Barney Albert, Merchant Navy27Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Couldrey, Robert William, RNR31Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Statesman +
Davis, Thomas, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Gibson, John Spark, Merchant Navy20CookEmpire Statesman +
Gray, Gifford Thomas, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Gray, Peter, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Harrison, Cyril, Merchant Navy33Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Henderson, Magnus Leith, Merchant Navy34SailorEmpire Statesman +
Hunnam, William John Flockhart, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Hunter, Alfred Tulloch, Merchant Navy43CarpenterEmpire Statesman +
Madden, John Wilson, Merchant Navy29Second OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Mann, Peter John Gilbert, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Morgan, Mark John, Merchant Navy23Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Nicol, Norman William Gordon, Merchant Navy27GreaserEmpire Statesman +
Nicol, Walter King, Merchant Navy36GreaserEmpire Statesman +
O'Donnell, Samuel, Merchant Navy17Galley BoyEmpire Statesman +
Orr, Peter, Merchant Navy47DonkeymanEmpire Statesman +
Price, Wilfred, Merchant Navy21SailorEmpire Statesman +
Roberts, Hugh, Merchant Navy52Chief StewardEmpire Statesman +
Robertson, Peter James, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Statesman +
Russell, William Fraser, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Statesman +
Troup, James, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Statesman +
Turnill, Willoughby Robert, Merchant Navy44First Radio OfficerEmpire Statesman +
Whitehead, Frederick, Merchant Navy55Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Statesman +

32 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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