Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Leslie A. Wilkes

RAN (F 1633). Australian

Roster information listed for Leslie A. Wilkes

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Helen MollerSteam merchantAble Seaman (DEMS gunner)5 Jun 1944U-183

Personal information

of Mandurah, Western Australia. Leslie A. Wilkes had survived the sinking of HMAS Canberra in August 1942. Leslie was asleep in his hammock slung between a ventilator and the bulwark abaft the bridge of Helen Moller when she was torpedoed. He found himself pinned to the deck by a pile of timber and a cargo hatch beam across his legs, but managed to free himself with a severly injured leg and then boarded the lifeboat that was located by Empire Confidence on 8 Jun, 1944.

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