Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Claude Harry Merchant

RN. British

Born  19 Jan 1915Ipswich, Suffolk

Roster information listed for Claude Harry Merchant

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Welshman (M 84)Cruiser-minelayerPetty Officer1 Feb 1943U-617 (1)

Personal information

Claude Harry Merchant joined the Royal Navy in 1939 at Chatham. He survived the sinking of HMS Welshman and was picked up some 6 hours later after being in the water for this time.


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