|Born||2 Jun 1925||Lanark, Scotland|
Roster information listed for William Brown
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|HMS Gould (K 476)||Frigate||Able Seaman||1 Mar 1944||U-358 (1)|
William Brown later told his family that the “young 2 stripe captain” advised him not to make for a lifeboat after HMS Gould had been torpedoed. Instead he was able to grab his Mae West life jacket and together with a few others clung to ropes of a doughnut-type life float until being picked up by HMS Affleck. Aboard he saw the only surviving German sailor from the U-boat that had sunk his ship.
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