Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British Purpose

British motor tanker

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

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

Aboard British Purpose when hit on 20 Oct 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishBlack, Duncan, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishBruce, K., Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishEddie, Alexander, Merchant Navy20Sixth Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishFirth, Jack, Merchant MarineElectricianBritish Purpose
IndianMavlakhan Ebrahimkhan X Ebrahim Khan, , Merchant NavyPumpmanBritish Purpose
BritishMcNeil, J.H., Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishMycock, Harold, RNDEMS gunnerBritish Purpose
BritishRussell, Tom, Merchant NavySecond Radio OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishSomerville, , Merchant NavyForth Engineer OfficerBritish Purpose
BritishStockman, James Henry, Merchant NavyMasterBritish Purpose

10 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.