Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

James E. Sweetman

Merchant Navy. British

Roster information listed for James E. Sweetman

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
StentorMotor merchantCrew member27 Oct 1942U-509 (1)

Personal information

James E. Sweetman was still a teenage when Stentor was torpedoed. He used to tell the story of as the ship was sinking the water looked a long way down and he was afraid to jump, when the bos’n gave him a push. He was rescued from a lifeboat about 6 hours later.


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