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James Stanley Renfrew

Merchant Navy (R231482). British

Born  23 Aug 1924Manchester

Photo courtesy of Peter Renfrew

Roster information listed for James Stanley Renfrew

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire UnionSteam merchantFireman27 Dec 1942U-356 (1)

Personal information

James Stanley Renfrew joined the Merchant Navy and went to the Firemen’s Training School at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His first ship was the Empire Union, which he joined as she was leaving Methil, to replace a stoker who was being escorted off the ship. James survived being sunk on his first trip, was rescued by the Toward and taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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