Merchant Navy. British
Roster information listed for Francis Theaker
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Castle Harbour||Steam merchant||Master||16 Oct 1942||U-160|
|Vestfold||Whale factory ship||Passenger (DBS)||17 Jan 1943||U-268|
Francis Theaker suffered two fractured vertebrae in the sinking of Castle Harbour and spent six weeks in a hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He was then flown to New York where he boarded Vestfold as passenger for his passage home, experienced another sinking and eventually reached the UK aboard the rescue ship Rathlin.
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