Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Hugh Roberts

Merchant Navy. British

Born   1899North Wales


3 Nov 1939OBE

Roster information listed for Hugh Roberts

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
ChagresSteam merchantMaster9 Feb 1940U-30
CristalesSteam merchantMaster12 May 1942U-124

Personal information

of Mossley Hill, Liverpool

Award Citation as published in London Gazette on 3 November 1939:

For great courage, resolution and skill in saving his unarmed ship, when under continuous fire from an enemy submarine for over four hours. The U-boat opened fire at about 4,000 yards, her speed being, approximately 16 knots. S.S. Mopan's normal speed is about 13 knots. Captain Roberts at once brought the U-boat astern and on his instructions the Chief Engineer worked the ship up to about 16½ knots. The enemy fell slowly astern and ceased firing at about 8,000 yards. All the officers and men behaved most admirably.

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