Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Francis Theaker

Merchant Navy. British

Roster information listed for Francis Theaker

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Castle HarbourSteam merchantMaster16 Oct 1942U-160
VestfoldWhale factory shipPassenger (DBS)17 Jan 1943U-268

Personal information

Francis Theaker suffered two fractured vertebrae in the sinking of Castle Harbour and spent six weeks in a hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was then flown to New York where he boarded Vestfold as passenger for his passage home, experienced another sinking and eventually reached the UK aboard the rescue ship Rathlin.

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