Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Benjamin Franklin

Norwegian motor merchant



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 Norwegian motor merchant Benjamin Franklin.

Aboard Benjamin Franklin when hit on 19 Feb 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
Alfredsen, Gunnar Ingvald, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Anderssen, Alf, Merchant Navy37MasterBenjamin Franklin +
Axelsen, Jens, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Bang, Trygve Bernhard Nilsen, Merchant Navy28Second Officer/Radio OperatorBenjamin Franklin +
Berg, Trygve, Merchant NavyChief OfficerBenjamin Franklin
Bruer, Sven Johnny, Merchant Navy32Third Engineer OfficerBenjamin Franklin +
Brynlund, Harald, Merchant NavyMechanicBenjamin Franklin
Bugge, Johan Bjørn, Merchant Navy19Junior Ordinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Bøe, Oscar, Merchant Navy26Boatswain (Bosun)Benjamin Franklin +
Clausen, Reidar Marius, Merchant Navy32MechanicBenjamin Franklin +
Conn, Elwood James, Merchant Navy27Saloon BoyBenjamin Franklin +
Denton, Gordon, Merchant Navy22Ordinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Donnovan, Michael, Merchant NavyOilerBenjamin Franklin +
Elieson, Knut Ragnar, Merchant Navy18Assistant CookBenjamin Franklin +
Gertz, Georg, Merchant NavyCarpenterBenjamin Franklin
Gundersen, Gerhard Arthur D., Merchant Navy38Second Engineer OfficerBenjamin Franklin +
Hagan, Helge, Merchant NavyOilerBenjamin Franklin
Hansen, Kjell, Merchant Navy22MechanicBenjamin Franklin +
Helgesen, Harald Kristoffer, Merchant Navy37StewardBenjamin Franklin +
Herland, Knut, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerBenjamin Franklin +
Håkensen, Gustav, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Ivashenkoff, Anatolii, Merchant NavyMess Room BoyBenjamin Franklin +
Jacobsen, Øistein, Merchant Navy27CookBenjamin Franklin +
Johannsen, Ludvig Aimar P., Merchant Navy46Refrigerator Assistant EngineerBenjamin Franklin +
Jørgensen, Konrad, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerBenjamin Franklin
Kruse, Eilif Georg, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Lund, Torfinn Børre, Merchant Navy7Junior Ordinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Myhre, Kurt Jarl Richmond, Merchant Navy17Able SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Nilsen, Karl Johan, Merchant Navy41Fourth Engineer OfficerBenjamin Franklin +
Olsen, John Eugen, Merchant Navy50ElectricianBenjamin Franklin +
Olsen, Thage, Merchant NavyMechanicBenjamin Franklin +
Paulsen, Kai, Merchant NavyOilerBenjamin Franklin +
Rasmussen, Reidar Kåre, Merchant Navy19OilerBenjamin Franklin +
Skillingsås, Rolf Theodor, Merchant Navy18Able SeamanBenjamin Franklin +
Syvertsen, Lorang, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanBenjamin Franklin
Søderholm, Einar, Merchant NavyMechanicBenjamin Franklin

36 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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