Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2405.2

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

Aboard Leikanger when hit on 27 Jul 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
CanadianBach, Earl, Merchant Navy23Radio OperatorLeikanger +
BritishBrown, Richard, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanLeikanger
NorwegianEilertsen, Erling, Merchant NavyDonkeymanLeikanger
BritishEnglish, Douglas, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanLeikanger
NorwegianFaugli, Reidar, Merchant NavyStokerLeikanger
NorwegianHansen, Ebbe Will, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanLeikanger
NorwegianHansen, Eugen de Lange, Merchant Navy38MasterLeikanger +
NorwegianHanstvedt, Karl Johan, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerLeikanger +
NorwegianHareide, Nils Petter Alfred, Merchant Navy51Second Engineer OfficerLeikanger +
NorwegianHaug, Hilmar, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanLeikanger +
NorwegianHøyem, Olav Sigurd, Merchant NavyThird OfficerLeikanger
NorwegianJohnsen, Karl-Johan, Merchant Navy32Chief OfficerLeikanger +
BritishKent, Charles, Merchant Navy26GreaserLeikanger +
NorwegianKnutsen, Kaare Edgar, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanLeikanger +
NorwegianKristoffersen, Gustav, Merchant Navy36Boatswain (Bosun)Leikanger +
NorwegianKviteberg, Andrias, Merchant Navy42CarpenterLeikanger +
NorwegianLesund, Haftor, Merchant Navy22StokerLeikanger +
NorwegianLilleås, Olav, Merchant Navy27Third Engineer OfficerLeikanger +
NorwegianLofnes, Jostein, Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanLeikanger +
NorwegianMathisen, Oscar, Merchant Navy28StewardLeikanger +
BritishMealim, John C., Merchant NavyCookLeikanger
BritishNeedham, George W., Merchant Navy17Mess Room BoyLeikanger +
NorwegianOhlsen, Rikmond Rudolf, Merchant Navy19OilerLeikanger +
BritishPluck, Harry, RNGunnerLeikanger
BritishPunter, Cyril Herbert, British Army21GunnerLeikanger +
CzechoslovakianSchwartz, Josef, Merchant NavyOrdinary SeamanLeikanger
DanishSorth, Thor, Merchant Navy21Galley BoyLeikanger +
NorwegianSundøy, Einar, Merchant NavyStokerLeikanger
NorwegianØkland, Gregorius, Merchant NavyAble Seaman/GunnerLeikanger
NorwegianØkland, Theodor Svensen, Merchant Navy28Able Seaman/GunnerLeikanger, Lysefjord
NorwegianØstervold, Jan, Merchant NavySecond OfficerLeikanger

31 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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