Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Benjamin Thomas Dodd

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1921
Died   1996(75)

Roster information listed for Benjamin Thomas Dodd

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HarmonicSteam merchantRadio Officer15 Jul 1943U-172

Personal information

Husband of Frances Dodd. Benjamin Thomas Dodd survived the sinking of Harmonic by jumping overboard and swam to a lifeboat. He spent some time in Salvador before being repatriated via Rio de Janeiro. Several years after the war, Ben visited the Albert Dock Museum to see the naval section and recognized the voice of Carl Emmerman talking about his experiences as U-boat commander. When he tried to get in contact with Emmerman, his family told him that he had died, but another officer contacted him and told him that Emmerman would have been pleased to hear that the survivors of Harmonic had made it to Brazil. Ben regarded the U-boat commander as a gentleman who was just doing his job.

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