Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Biela when hit on 15 Feb 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAinsworth, James, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBiela +
BritishAllen, Charles, Merchant Navy65CookBiela +
BritishAnderson, David, Merchant Navy53MasterBiela +
AustralianAudsley, Peter, Merchant Navy17Ordinary SeamanBiela +
BritishAustin, Arthur Morgan, Merchant Navy39GreaserBiela +
BritishBarber, John, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishBeattie, David, British Army22Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Biela +
BritishBello, Gerald William Anthony, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardBiela +
BritishBisset, Anthony Mearns, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Biela +
BritishBrown, Leslie, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Biela +
BritishBullows, Thomas, RN31Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Biela +
BritishBurns, John Joseph, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishDenham, Anthony Benjamin, Merchant Navy16Deck BoyBiela +
BritishDermott, John, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerBiela +
BritishDewar, William, Merchant Navy32Second Engineer OfficerBiela +
BritishDopson, William Norman, Merchant Navy26First Radio OfficerBiela +
BritishDowns, Fred, Merchant Navy16Deck BoyBiela +
IrishDoyle, Frank, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanBiela +
BritishElgin, Kenneth, Merchant Navy17CadetBiela +
BritishFletcher, Robert, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerBiela +
BritishGardiner, Alan, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyBiela +
BritishGoldring, Anthony Horace John, Merchant Navy21SailorBiela +
BritishGriffiths, Henry, Merchant Navy51CarpenterBiela +
BritishHartley, William Joseph, Merchant Navy21SailorBiela +
BritishHogan, Thomas, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBiela +
BritishIrvine, William, Merchant Navy54Chief StewardBiela +
DanishJensen, Bendt Herman, Merchant Navy45Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishJoost, Adolf Adrijaan, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanBiela +
BritishLewis, Thomas Frederick, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanBiela +
BritishLumb, Eric, Merchant Navy26Chief OfficerBiela +
BritishMallett, Robert, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishMiller, Thomas Wallace, Merchant Navy24Second StewardBiela +
BritishNeal, Frederick, Merchant Navy41Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishO'Brien, George, Merchant Navy58GreaserBiela +
BritishOliver, Harold Ernest, Merchant Navy23Second OfficerBiela +
New ZealandPatton, William, Merchant Navy22SailorBiela +
BritishPhillips, Michael, Merchant Navy46Able SeamanBiela +
BritishPostlethwaite, Miles Collister, Merchant Navy35Second Cook and BakerBiela +
BritishPrice, James Bernard George, Merchant Navy27Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishRitchie, John George, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishScott, Jack, Merchant Navy35Boatswain (Bosun)Biela +
BritishSmeed, Colin Rhys Peter Marcus, Merchant Navy20Second Radio OfficerBiela +
BritishSullivan, John, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishTaylor, Roy, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerBiela +
BritishTaylor, William, Merchant Navy62Chief Engineer OfficerBiela +
BritishThomas, Lewis Robson, Merchant Navy48Third Engineer OfficerBiela +
BritishTurnbull, Richard Wilkinson, RN32Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Biela +
BritishWhearty, Thomas Andrew, Merchant Navy30GreaserBiela +
BritishWilde, Philip Charles, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerBiela +
CanadianWilson, Jack, Merchant Navy34DonkeymanBiela +

50 persons found.

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

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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