Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

William Weir

RN (P/JX 159132). British

Born  28 Apr 1922

Roster information listed for William Weir

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Royal Oak (08)BattleshipBoy 1st Class14 Oct 1939U-47 (1)

Personal information

William Weir survived the sinking of HMS Royal Oak because he was on deck that night and was rescued after jumping into the water. He went on to become a chief petty officer at the age of just 21. His photo appeared in the book "Black Saturday" and shows him leaving the docks after the sinking.


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