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John Gordon

Merchant Navy. Australian

Born   1915
Died  31 Jan 1942(27)

Roster information listed for John Gordon

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
SpreewaldMotor merchantPassenger (Prisoner)31 Jan 1942 (+)U-333 (1)

Personal information

Son of Herbert and Mabel Gordon; husband of Dorell Mary Gordon, of Concord, New South Wales.

John Gordon was second engineer officer aboard the Australian steam merchant Mareeba, which had been sunk by the German raider Kormoran in the Bay of Bengal on 26 June 1941. He was taken prisoner, after 103 days transferred to the German supply ship Kulmerland and two weeks later to the Spreewald. He was lost when the blockade runner was sunk in error by U-333 on 31 January 1942.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats