Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Tower

British steam merchant

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

Aboard Empire Tower when hit on 5 Mar 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAnderson, Kenneth Wyndham, Merchant Navy27SailorEmpire Tower +
BritishAppleton, David William, RN30DEMS gunnerEmpire Tower
IrishBarrett, Thomas Finbar, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanEmpire Tower +
BritishBest, William Aubrey, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishBrady, John Francis, Merchant Navy32Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
BritishBynon, Francis J., RN19DEMS gunnerEmpire Tower
BritishBywater, Walter William Henry, Merchant Navy23First Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishClayden, Harry St. Vincent, Merchant Navy24FiremanEmpire Tower
BritishCork, William John, Merchant Navy26GreaserEmpire Tower +
BritishEvans, Evan, Merchant Navy31SailorEmpire Tower +
BritishEvans, William Felix Welford, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishFunnell, William Edward, Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
BritishGardner, Edward, Merchant Navy46GreaserEmpire Tower +
BritishGeorge, Arthur James, Merchant Navy26CarpenterEmpire Tower +
BritishGordon, Stanley Malaburn, Merchant Navy26FiremanEmpire Tower +
BritishHart, William, Merchant Navy34Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
BritishHarvey, Walter Ronald, Merchant Navy22SailorEmpire Tower +
BritishHaynes, William Rhys, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Tower +
BritishHolme, James, Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishHolway, Cyril James, Merchant Navy22Second Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishJackson, George Greville, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
IrishKelly, James, Merchant Navy23FiremanEmpire Tower +
BritishKronsberg, Louis, Merchant Navy64Chief StewardEmpire Tower +
BritishLawson, Elsmie, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishMorgan, John Richard Gethyn, Merchant Navy29Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishMuir, Edward Robert, Merchant Navy23SailorEmpire Tower +
BritishMurphy, Daniel, Merchant Navy43DonkeymanEmpire Tower +
BritishNewey, John Thomas, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
BritishO'Sullivan, Matthew, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
BritishOlsen, James Patrick, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanEmpire Tower +
BritishReed, Frederick Horatio Atkinson, British Army30Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
AustralianReid, William Dawson, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishRydberg, Carl, Merchant NavyAble SeamanEmpire Tower
BritishSeagreaves, Leonard, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
BritishSmith, James, Merchant Navy35Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishTickle, Frank, Merchant Navy17Assistant CookEmpire Tower +
BritishTucker, Reginald Charles, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
BritishVerrinder, Christopher Benjamin, Merchant Navy24CookEmpire Tower +
BritishWade, John James, Merchant Navy20FiremanEmpire Tower +
BritishWalpole, Herbert Clifford, Merchant Navy20Mess Room StewardEmpire Tower +
BritishWilliams, David John, Merchant Navy38MasterAnglo-Canadian, Empire Tower +
BritishWilliams, Frank, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Tower +
BritishWilliams, Leslie, Merchant Navy46GreaserEmpire Tower +
BritishWilliams, William Picton, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +

44 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?
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.