Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British steam merchant Lapwing.

Aboard Lapwing when hit on 26 Sep 1941

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAndrews, George William, Merchant Navy49DonkeymanLapwing +
BritishAziz Abdul, , Merchant Navy48ShipwreckedCortes, Lapwing +
BritishBrawn, Thomas, RN32Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Lapwing +
BritishCairns, James Aitchison, RN26Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Lapwing +
BritishCowling, Arthur Cyril, Merchant Navy34Second OfficerLapwing +
BritishCreed, Alfred George, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanLapwing
BritishDa Silva, Joseph, Merchant Navy18Steward’s BoyLapwing +
BritishDawson, Douglas Basil, Merchant Navy23Third OfficerLapwing
BritishDouthwaite, Ronald James, Merchant Navy16Galley BoyLapwing +
BritishDraper, Norman Christopher, Merchant Navy38GreaserLapwing +
BritishGrainger, Stanley, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerLapwing +
BritishHolgate, Thomas Albert, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Lapwing +
BritishHyam, Thomas James, Merchant Navy40MasterLapwing +
BritishJose, Robert Henry, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanLapwing +
BritishKelly, John, Merchant Navy41CookLapwing +
BritishLambert, Leonard, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerLapwing
BritishMackrow, George Hatton, Merchant Navy55Second Engineer OfficerLapwing +
BritishMoore, Stephen James, Merchant Navy50Chief StewardLapwing +
BritishNorris, Bertram Frederick, RN29Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Lapwing +
BritishO'Donnell, John, Merchant Navy18Fireman and TrimmerLapwing +
BritishOrr, John, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerLapwing +
BritishOsborne, William Percy, Merchant Navy41First Radio OfficerLapwing +
BritishPimentil, Alphonso Cevallos, Merchant Navy51ShipwreckedCortes, Lapwing +
EstonianSaar, Michael, Merchant Navy55CarpenterLapwing +
BritishSmyth, Percy Alexander Richard, Merchant Navy20Third Engineer OfficerLapwing +
BritishSymes, Joseph Anthony, Merchant Navy25Fireman and TrimmerLapwing +
BritishTippett, Herbert Charles Edward, Merchant Navy15Deck BoyLapwing +
BritishTopping, John Joseph, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerLapwing +
PhilippineVarcas, Gregory, Merchant Navy52ShipwreckedCortes, Lapwing +
BritishVaughan, Daniel, Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerLapwing +
BritishWeeden, Harold, Merchant Navy21ShipwreckedPetrel +, Lapwing +
BritishWoodhouse, John Bingham, Merchant NavyChief OfficerLapwing

32 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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