Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian steam merchant

Polyana under her former name Skjoldheim. Photo courtesy of Fra Rassmussen Collection

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

Aboard Polyana when hit on 25 Apr 1941

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NameAgeRankServed on
NorwegianAndersen, Sverre Engelhard, Merchant Navy35Third Engineer OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianDahl, Jan Didrik, Merchant Navy24CookPolyana +
BritishDoswell, Michael, Merchant Navy22Radio OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianEriksen, Henry Bjarnolf, Merchant Navy37StokerPolyana +
NorwegianGjerstad, Hans Johannes, Merchant Navy19DonkeymanPolyana +
BritishGutherless, Henry, Merchant NavyDeck BoyPolyana +
NorwegianHagedal, Erling, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanPolyana +
DanishHansen, Frode, Merchant NavyMess Room BoyPolyana +
NorwegianHanssen, Rolf, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianHelle, Bernhard Martin T., Merchant Navy38StokerPolyana +
NorwegianHillesland, Kristoffer, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianIngebrethsen, Werner August, Merchant Navy42StokerPolyana +
NorwegianJacobsen, Karl, Merchant Navy40MasterPolyana +
NorwegianKlovning, Lars Marthin, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanPolyana +
NorwegianLarsen, Aksel Ditlef W., Merchant Navy27Boatswain (Bosun)Polyana +
SpanishMinavro, Leon, Merchant NavyStokerPolyana +
NorwegianOlaussen, Harald Bjerke, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanPolyana +
NorwegianOlsen, Gunerius, Merchant Navy55Chief Engineer OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianOse, Olaf Wilford, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanPolyana +
NorwegianRannekleiv, Ragnvald, Merchant Navy24Ordinary SeamanPolyana +
NorwegianRøste, Oliver Marinius, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanPolyana +
NorwegianTrondsen, Hugo, Merchant Navy40Second Engineer OfficerPolyana +
NorwegianTønne, Olav, Merchant Navy27StewardPolyana +
TunisianXiberras, John, Merchant NavyStokerPolyana +
MalteseZammit, Maurizo, Merchant Navy27FiremanPolyana +

25 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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