Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British Whale factory ship

Photo courtesy of Vestfold Fylkesmuseum

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British Whale factory ship Hektoria.

Aboard Hektoria when hit on 12 Sep 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
NorwegianBerg, Odin William, Merchant Navy51Boatswain (Bosun)Hektoria
NorwegianEngebretsen, Erling, Merchant Navy30BakerHektoria
NorwegianEskedal, Anders, Merchant Navy49StewardHektoria
NorwegianGjertsen, Frederick Arthur, Merchant Navy62MasterHektoria
NorwegianHansen, Kristian, Merchant Navy56Fourth Engineer OfficerHektoria +
NorwegianHorntvedt, Karsten, Merchant Navy41Crew memberHektoria
NorwegianIversen, Henry Arnold, Merchant Navy46Third Engineer OfficerHektoria
NorwegianLaurentiussen, Nikolai, Merchant Navy44Crew memberHektoria
BritishMcCormick, Joseph, Merchant Navy36SeamanHektoria
NorwegianVangsnes, Edvard O., Merchant Navy37Second OfficerDavanger, Hektoria
NorwegianVirik, Mauric Edgar, Merchant Navy32Crew memberHektoria

11 persons found - for all attacks on this ship (2).

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?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.