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
Ali Jowad, , Merchant Navy33Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
Boyle, Charles James Stuart, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanThurston +
Caous, Toussaint, Merchant NavyShipwreckedThurston
Couchman, Charles Ernest, Merchant Navy41Third Engineer OfficerThurston +
Craggs, Joseph, Merchant Navy50CookThurston +
De Silva, T.D.M. John, Merchant Navy26Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
Deacon, Frederick Allan, Merchant Navy20SailorThurston +
Earl, Jack, Merchant Navy35SailorThurston +
Elliott, John Oswald, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerThurston +
Farman, George A., Merchant Navy32Able SeamanThurston +
Fortune, William Carr, Merchant Navy57MasterThurston +
Georget, Jacques Jean Marc, French Navy27Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Gill, Herbert, Merchant Navy54Boatswain (Bosun)Thurston +
Gordon, Alfred, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyThurston +
Johannesen, Olaf, Merchant Navy62Able SeamanThurston +
Johnston, Richard Pearson, Merchant Navy35Second OfficerThurston +
Le Blanc, Francis Jean Marie, French Navy35Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Le Guyader, Armand Jean, French Navy31Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Mandi Abdul, , Merchant Navy47Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
Michel, Pierre, French Navy30Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Nicholson, William, Merchant Navy50StewardThurston +
Parker, Charles Henry, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanThurston +
Pearce, William R., Merchant Navy25SailorThurston +
Phillipse, Thomas William, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanThurston +
Quere, Yves Olivier, French Navy25Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Robson, John Robert, Merchant Navy60Chief Engineer OfficerThurston +
Roche, Lucien Pierre, French Navy31Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Shirley, Edward Astley, Merchant Navy50Second Engineer OfficerThurston +
Spencer, Clive F., Merchant Navy21Radio OfficerThurston +
Sullayman, Sheriff, Merchant Navy35Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
Tarabon, André, French Navy29Shipwrecked (AMBC gunner)Thurston +
Ullah Rehan, , Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerThurston +
Weston, Albert, Merchant Navy17Mess Room BoyThurston +
Wilson, 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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