Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard Thurston when hit on 4 Mar 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
IndianAli Jowad, , Merchant Navy33Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
IrishBoyle, Charles James Stuart, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanThurston +
FrenchCaous, Toussaint, Merchant NavyShipwreckedThurston
BritishCouchman, Charles Ernest, Merchant Navy41Third Engineer OfficerThurston +
BritishCraggs, Joseph, Merchant Navy50CookThurston +
IndianDe Silva, T.D.M. John, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
BritishDeacon, Frederick Allan, Merchant Navy20SailorThurston +
BritishEarl, Jack, Merchant Navy35SailorThurston +
BritishElliott, John Oswald, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerThurston +
BritishFarman, George A., Merchant Navy32Able SeamanThurston +
BritishFortune, William Carr, Merchant Navy57MasterThurston +
FrenchGeorget, Jacques Jean Marc, French Navy27Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
BritishGill, Herbert, Merchant Navy54Boatswain (Bosun)Thurston +
BritishGordon, Alfred, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyThurston +
NorwegianJohannesen, Olaf, Merchant Navy62Able SeamanThurston +
BritishJohnston, Richard Pearson, Merchant Navy35Second OfficerThurston +
FrenchLe Blanc, Francis Jean Marie, French Navy35Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
FrenchLe Guyader, Armand Jean, French Navy31Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
IndianMandi Abdul, , Merchant Navy47Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
FrenchMichel, Pierre, French Navy30Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
BritishNicholson, William, Merchant Navy50StewardThurston +
BritishParker, Charles Henry, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanThurston +
BritishPearce, William R., Merchant Navy25SailorThurston +
BritishPhillipse, Thomas William, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanThurston +
FrenchQuere, Yves Olivier, French Navy25Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
BritishRobson, John Robert, Merchant Navy60Chief Engineer OfficerThurston +
FrenchRoche, Lucien Pierre, French Navy31Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
BritishShirley, Edward Astley, Merchant Navy50Second Engineer OfficerThurston +
BritishSpencer, Clive F., Merchant Navy21Radio OfficerThurston +
IndianSullayman, Sheriff, Merchant Navy35Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
FrenchTarabon, André, French Navy29Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
IndianUllah Rehan, , Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
BritishWeston, Albert, Merchant Navy17Mess Room BoyThurston +
BritishWilson, John Charlesworth, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanThurston +

34 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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