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John Urwin

Merchant Navy (333376). British

Born  26 Dec 1881Ouston, Co. Durham


28 Jun 1943OBE

Roster information listed for John Urwin

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
RushpoolSteam merchantChief Engineer Officer30 Jan 1941U-94 (1)
Empire DrydenSteam merchantChief Engineer Officer20 Apr 1942U-572 (1)
RoxbySteam merchantChief Engineer Officer7 Nov 1942U-613 (1)

Personal information

John Urwin was awarded the OBE for gallantry, devotion to duty and outstanding good service whilst serving in the Merchant Navy. He served aboard Seapool after the sinking of Rushpool before joining Empire Dryden on 19 February 1942. Surviving her sinking in April 1942 and Roxby in November 1942 he did not go back to sea until 1946 aboard Fort Brule. His last ship was Kyloe, being discharged on 16 November 1951.


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