Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

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

Aboard Modesta when hit on 25 Apr 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishBorthwick, Robert, Merchant Navy19Mess Room BoyModesta +
BritishDewer, John, Merchant NavySecond OfficerModesta
BritishHarvey, Johnstone, Merchant Navy19Assistant CookModesta +
BritishHolcroft, Thomas Bentley, Merchant Navy28First Radio OfficerModesta +
BritishInnes, Robert Mitchell, Merchant Navy41Third Engineer OfficerModesta +
BritishLashley, Cyril, Merchant Navy24FiremanModesta +
BritishMacLeod, Donald John, Merchant Navy19SailorModesta +
BritishMcCondach, George, Merchant Navy25Boatswain (Bosun)Modesta +
BritishMcFarlane, Hugh, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanModesta +
BritishMcLeod, John, Merchant NavyThird OfficerModesta
BritishMurray, James Robertson, Merchant Navy50MasterModesta +
BritishMurray, V., Merchant Navy25GreaserModesta +
BritishPrince, Reynold, Merchant Navy21FiremanModesta +
BritishScott, George, Merchant Navy30GreaserModesta +
BritishScott, James, Merchant Navy21Ordinary SeamanModesta +
BritishSealy, Clement, Merchant Navy23FiremanModesta +
BritishSimon, Herman, Merchant Navy22FiremanModesta +
BritishTaaffe, Theodore, British Army31Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Modesta +
BritishWaldron, Lewis, Merchant Navy37FiremanModesta +

19 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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