Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

California Star

British motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

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

Aboard California Star when hit on 4 Mar 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAnderson, James, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanPort Hardy, California Star
BritishBarker, Eric William John, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)California Star +
BritishBrooke, Louvain, Merchant Navy28DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
BritishBurns, William Kennedy, British ArmyGunnerCalifornia Star +
BritishCarpenter, Raymond, British Army25GunnerCalifornia Star +
BritishChristodoulos, Paraskeyes, Merchant Navy22DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
New ZealandCollins, John Armstrong, Merchant Navy29CarpenterCalifornia Star +
New ZealandCook, The Hon. Arthur, Civilian58PassengerCalifornia Star +
BritishCopeman, Thomas Harold, Merchant Navy26ElectricianCalifornia Star +
BritishDavis, John Henry, Merchant Navy34Chief OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishDavis, Orlando Dennis, Merchant Navy17BoyCalifornia Star
BritishDolan, Peter, Merchant Navy35DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
BritishDraper, Alfred Morris, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanCalifornia Star +
BritishEdwards, James Edward, Merchant Navy27Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishElliott, Owen James, Merchant Navy18Assistant CookCalifornia Star +
BritishEvans, Thomas Arthur, Merchant Navy34First ElectricianCalifornia Star +
BritishForster, Joseph William, Merchant Navy35DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
BritishFoulkes, Sydney, Merchant NavyMasterCalifornia Star
BritishGreen, Rex John, Merchant Navy20Fourth OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishGreene, Alphonsus, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanCalifornia Star +
BritishHargan, James Mitchel, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanCalifornia Star
BritishHargan, Neil, Merchant NavyKitchen BoyCalifornia Star +
BritishHart, Charles, Merchant NavyAble SeamanCalifornia Star +
BritishHarvey, Arthur, Merchant Navy42Boatswain (Bosun)California Star +
BritishHewitt, William, RNAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)California Star +
BritishJackson, Arthur, Merchant Navy21Third Radio OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishJackson, Geoffrey Lucas, Merchant Navy30SailorCalifornia Star +
BritishJohnston, Leonard George, Merchant Navy33Assistant StewardCalifornia Star +
DanishJørgensen, Georg Hannibal, Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishKilpatrick, Charles, Merchant Navy39Chief Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
IrishLeech, George Edward, Merchant Navy30Second Refrigerator EngineerCalifornia Star +
BritishLees, George, Merchant Navy31Fourth Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishLofts, Ernest Harry, Merchant Navy44Chief CookCalifornia Star +
BritishLoveridge, Desmond, Merchant Navy19Deck BoyCalifornia Star +
BritishMaccoy, James Toothill, Merchant Navy34Chief StewardCalifornia Star +
BritishMarney, John, Merchant Navy32DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
BritishMcCarthy, Joseph, Merchant Navy26DonkeymanCalifornia Star +
BritishMcGarry, Robert Michael, British Army28GunnerCalifornia Star +
BritishMcMillan, James, Merchant NavyAble SeamanCalifornia Star
South AfricanMidgley, John George, Merchant Navy28Second Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishMolloy, John, RN24Leading Seaman (DEMS gunner)California Star +
BritishMortimer, Benjamin, Merchant Navy48Able SeamanCalifornia Star +
BritishMurray, Hector Archibald Macdonald, Merchant NavyEngineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishPedersen, Erik Orum, Merchant Navy24SurgeonCalifornia Star +
BritishPettigrew, William, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishPoole, John, British Army27GunnerCalifornia Star +
BritishPurcell, Reginald Percy, British Army29Bombardier (DEMS gunner)California Star +
BritishRackham, Leslie Milward, Merchant Navy25Third OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishRobinson, Ronald, Merchant Navy19Second Radio OfficerCalifornia Star +
BritishRobinson, Thomas Geoffrey, Civilian30PassengerCalifornia Star +
BritishRushton, John Meadows, Merchant Navy34Chief Refrigerator EngineerCalifornia Star +
BritishSchofield, Edward, Merchant NavyStewardCalifornia Star +
BritishSmart, George Cameron, Merchant NavySecond OfficerCalifornia Star
BritishStevenson, Islay, Merchant Navy21SailorCalifornia Star +
BritishStewart, Robert, Merchant Navy50First Radio OfficerCalifornia Star +

55 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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