Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Impala

British steam merchant

Empire Impala under her former name Oakman in Lake Charles on 11 Feb, 1933. Photo courtesy of Dennis Morris

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

Aboard Empire Impala when hit on 7 Mar 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAndrews, Arthur Charles, Merchant Navy40Chief CookEmpire Impala +
IrishArcher, Matthew Thomas, RN30Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishArnold, Robert, Merchant Navy16Pantry BoyEmpire Impala +
BritishBascomb, Walter George Bennett, Merchant Navy26Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
CanadianBeisiegel, Henry George, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishBlundell, Thomas Joseph, Merchant Navy29Assistant StewardEmpire Impala +
BritishBoothroyd, John, Merchant Navy54Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Impala +
BritishBowler, Albert, British Army36Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishCahill, Michael Joseph Patrick, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishCole, Roy Edwin Alfred, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishCondie, Alexander, Merchant Navy40Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishCorbett, Dennis Francis, RN30Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishCostin, John George, Merchant Navy21Fifth Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishCox, Neil Allen, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Impala +
BritishDolan, Clarence Joseph, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishDyer, Sydney George, RN32Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishFarman, Francis, Merchant Navy25CarpenterEmpire Impala +
BritishFink, John Henry, Merchant Navy23Engine Room StorekeeperEmpire Impala +
BritishFlanagan, Frederick, Merchant Navy28FiremanEmpire Impala +
BritishGrant, Ian Wallace, Merchant Navy36Second OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishHalbert, John, Merchant Navy25Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishKeatley, Francis, Merchant Navy18FiremanEmpire Impala +
BritishKnell, Edward Charles Eugene, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
BritishLindberg, Alfred, Merchant Navy58DonkeymanEmpire Impala +
BritishLittle, Charles, Merchant Navy34FiremanEmpire Impala +
BritishMacAulay, John, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishMacLeod, Kenneth, Merchant Navy35SailorEmpire Impala +
BritishMarshall, Joseph, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishMarshall, Leslie Harry, RN30Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Impala +
BritishMcLeod, Donald, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishMunford, Thomas Henry, Merchant Navy46MasterEmpire Impala +
BritishMurphy, Joseph, Merchant Navy25FiremanEmpire Impala +
BritishPerry, Michael, Merchant Navy27FiremanEmpire Impala +
BritishPrice, James, Merchant Navy21Chief StewardEmpire Impala +
BritishRiches, Claude Derrick, Merchant Navy18First Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishRowe, Kenneth Watson, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
BritishSlough, Harry, Merchant Navy36Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Impala +
BritishStark, Archibald, Merchant Navy32Second CookEmpire Impala +
BritishStrong, Robert Maxine, Merchant Navy25Third OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishSutherland, Douglas, Merchant Navy31Chief OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishSwinburn, Peter Stopforth, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishWalsh, Arthur, Merchant Navy37DonkeymanEmpire Impala +
BritishWhite, Finch, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
BritishWilkinson, William Stanley, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeEmpire Impala +
BritishWilliams, William Edward, Merchant Navy34Second Radio OfficerEmpire Impala +
BritishWilson, George Joseph, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanEmpire Impala +
BritishWinrow, Arthur William, Merchant Navy18Galley BoyEmpire Impala +
BritishWorrall, James, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Impala +

48 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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