Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Steel

British motor tanker

Photo courtesy of The Mariners Museum, Newport News VA

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British motor tanker Empire Steel.

Aboard Empire Steel when hit on 24 Mar 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAitken, William, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyEmpire Steel +
BritishBarnett, Harry, Merchant Navy47FiremanEmpire Steel +
BritishBatchelor, James Alexander, Merchant Navy17Third Radio OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishBintcliffe, Harold Kenneth, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishBudden, Frank Henry Atherton, Merchant Navy25Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishClayton, William John, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishClift, William Cyril Frank, Merchant Navy32CarpenterEmpire Steel +
BritishCollins, Edwin George, Merchant Navy46CookEmpire Steel +
BritishCrabbe, Edward, Merchant Navy23FiremanEmpire Steel +
BritishCrees, Edward Raymond, Merchant Navy19FiremanEmpire Steel +
BritishCronin, Thomas William, Merchant Navy22Assistant StewardEmpire Steel +
BritishDinnen, Francis Philip, Merchant Navy65Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Steel +
BritishDurrant, Edward Arthur, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishEllis, George Henry, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Steel
BritishFake, Colin, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Steel +
BritishGeater, James Leonard Frederick, Merchant Navy18Mess Room StewardEmpire Steel +
BritishGibbons, Clifford William, Merchant Navy20Sixth Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishGray, William John, Merchant Navy57MasterEmpire Steel
BritishJack, Thomas, Merchant Navy30Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishJackson, Bernard Henry, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerEmpire Steel
BritishJones, Robert Walter, Merchant Navy59Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishMaskell, Jack, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Steel +
BritishMayhew, James, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishMcAlinden, Matthew, Merchant Navy21SailorEmpire Steel +
BritishMitchell, William, Merchant Navy26Second CookEmpire Steel +
BritishNorris, Henry James, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyEmpire Steel +
IrishO’Riordan, Daniel, Merchant Navy34Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Steel +
BritishPlommer, Thomas, British Army26DEMS gunnerEmpire Steel
BritishPowles, William Eric, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishPullen, Jeffry T., Merchant Navy26Able SeamanEmpire Steel
BritishRoberts, Charles George, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Steel +
BritishSainsbury, Alfred Samuel, Merchant Navy48PumpmanEmpire Steel +
BritishSewry, Leslie Ernest, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Steel +
BritishSmith, Albert, Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Steel +
BritishSmith, Frederick, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishSmith, William, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanEmpire Steel +
BritishStoneley, Henry Anthony, Merchant Navy28Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Steel +
BritishTanner, Charles Francis, Merchant Navy35Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishWebster, Reginald George, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyEmpire Steel
BritishWhewell, William Walsh, Merchant Navy29First Radio OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishWhitson, Arthur James, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerEmpire Steel
BritishWhyte, George Campbell, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishWilliams, Ivor Wynn, Merchant Navy24Second Radio OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishWilliams, John Penry, Merchant Navy48Chief StewardEmpire Steel +
BritishWilson, John Fullerton, Merchant Navy47Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel
BritishWrench, Robert Eric, Merchant Navy21Seventh Engineer OfficerEmpire Steel +
BritishWright, Andrew Mckenzie, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Steel +

47 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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