Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

William John Salter

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1892
Died   1961(69)

Roster information listed for William John Salter

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
BeaverdaleSteam merchantEngineer Officer2 Apr 1941U-48 (1)

Personal information

William John Salter survived the sinking of Beaverdale and was in the lifeboat which landed on the Snaefellness Peninsula, where 26 men were looked after and fed by a farmer’s wife. After a brief stay in hospital at Reykjavik he was shipped back to Greenock, where he wrote a letter to his sister detailing some of his experiences following the sinking.


  1. Personal communication

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats