Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Black Osprey

British steam merchant



Black Osprey under her former name West Arrow. 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 steam merchant Black Osprey.

Aboard Black Osprey when hit on 18 Feb 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
Barker, William Robert, Merchant Navy53Second Engineer OfficerBlack Osprey +
Binks, Richard John, Merchant Navy43DonkeymanBlack Osprey +
Birkett, William Turnbull, Merchant Navy57Third Engineer OfficerBlack Osprey +
Boyd, Charles Harding, Merchant Navy25Third OfficerBlack Osprey +
Brown, Horace, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardBlack Osprey +
Cappleman, Albert Lindores, Merchant Navy19SailorBlack Osprey +
Cummings, James Chester, RCNVR20Ordinary Seaman (DEMS gunner)Black Osprey +
Hall, Charles Frederick, Merchant Navy25First Radio OfficerBlack Osprey +
Handley, John, Merchant Navy47CarpenterBlack Osprey +
Henighan, Edward, Merchant Navy22SailorBlack Osprey +
Lobban, James Talbert, Merchant Navy64Chief Engineer OfficerBlack Osprey +
Matheson, Donald, Merchant Navy29Chief OfficerBlack Osprey +
McArthur, John, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanBlack Osprey +
McTavish, John, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyBlack Osprey +
Organ, Ellis Arthur, Merchant Navy30Second OfficerBlack Osprey +
Parks, Sidney Whayman, Merchant Navy42MasterEmpire Brigade, Black Osprey +
Patterson, John, Merchant Navy18Able SeamanBlack Osprey
Quinn, Daniel, Merchant Navy48FiremanBlack Osprey
Ross, Allison, Merchant Navy30CookBlack Osprey +
Saville, Herbert Spencer, Merchant Navy35Third Radio OfficerBlack Osprey +
Sharp, William Adam, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Black Osprey +
Sorokoski, S.I.M., Merchant Navy22Second Radio OfficerBlack Osprey +
Stephenson, Joseph, Merchant Navy50DonkeymanBlack Osprey +
Thompson, Henry, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanBlack Osprey +
Turnbull, Robert, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerBlack Osprey +
Turner, William, Merchant Navy45FiremanBlack Osprey +
Westall, Robson Gray, Merchant Navy21SailorBlack Osprey +
Whitfield, Michael Logan, Merchant Navy22SailorBlack Osprey +

28 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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