Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Crossbill

British steam merchant



Empire Crossbill under her former name West Amargosa. Photo from US National Archives #RG-32-S

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British steam merchant Empire Crossbill.

Aboard Empire Crossbill when hit on 11 Sep 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anderson, Gordon Todd, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Banks, Winsor, Merchant Navy31CookEmpire Crossbill +
Bergman, Ernest, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Biddle, James, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Bolton, James Lewis, Merchant Navy28CarpenterEmpire Crossbill +
Bowman, Frederick Charles, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Brackstone, Archibald, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Broster, James, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Calder, Ian Stephenson, Merchant Navy24Second OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Carroll, Sydney, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Crossbill +
Castle, Ronald Victor, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Collinson, George Robert, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Davies, Emerson Clarke, Merchant Navy25Second Radio OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Dunn, Harold, Merchant Navy16Galley BoyEmpire Crossbill +
Dunn, John James, Merchant Navy55Water TenderEmpire Crossbill +
Forster, Thomas Lang, Merchant Navy23Supernumerary Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Francis, Leslie Louvain, RN27Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Garlick, John, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Gough, Edmund Albert, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardEmpire Crossbill +
Gronhaug, Sigvard, Merchant Navy45GreaserEmpire Crossbill +
Heraghty, Reginald Sidney Colvin, Merchant Navy21Passenger (DBS)Empire Crossbill +
Hodgson, Reginald, Merchant Navy43Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Jack, Robert, British Army22Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Jeffreys, Herbert, Merchant Navy19Mess Room StewardEmpire Crossbill +
Jonnild, Martin Albert, Merchant Navy46Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Liddle, George Henry, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
Linighan, Thomas, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Crossbill +
MacDougall, Michael, Merchant Navy38Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
MacLeod, Fraser, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
Mallon, Frederick Philip, Merchant Navy26First Radio OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
McIntosh, George William, Merchant Navy49GreaserEmpire Crossbill +
Oliver, Henry Ronald, Merchant Navy30Chief OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Pearson, John Close, Merchant Navy35Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Crossbill +
Peet, Peter, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Phillips, William Ward, British Army33Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Piercey, John, Merchant Navy18Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
Renshaw, Clarence Stanley, Merchant Navy40Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Crossbill +
Roberts, James Leonard, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Crossbill +
Ross, William Sidney, RN31Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Scholes, Frederick, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Sexton, Charles William James, Merchant Navy46Chief StewardEmpire Crossbill +
Smyth, Bernard, Merchant Navy47Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
Stevenson, Idris James, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Townend, Eric Robinson, Merchant Navy38MasterEmpire Crossbill +
Twidale, James Wilkinson, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanEmpire Crossbill +
Widman, Hans, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Crossbill +
Wilcox, Norman Herbert Charles, Merchant Navy23Assistant CookEmpire Crossbill +
Williams, Kenneth Eric, RN26Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Crossbill +
Wilson, Edward Rochester, Merchant Navy58DonkeymanEmpire Crossbill +

49 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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