Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British fleet oiler

Photo courtesy of Historical RFA

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British fleet oiler Darkdale.

Aboard Darkdale when hit on 22 Oct 1941

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAitchison, George L., Merchant Navy35Able SeamanDarkdale
BritishAtterbury, Philip, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyDarkdale +
BritishBailey, Harry Harold, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanDarkdale +
BritishBain, Neil, Merchant Navy30SailorDarkdale +
BritishBartley, Patrick, Merchant Navy23SailorDarkdale +
BritishBiggs, John Michael, Merchant Navy43Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishBorthwick, Archibald, Merchant Navy33PumpmanDarkdale +
IrishBradley, Michael, Merchant Navy43Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishBranchfield, Robert, Merchant Navy33Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishBrown, Peter McKenzie, Merchant Navy28Second OfficerDarkdale +
BritishBurns, Douglas Haig, Merchant Navy23ElectricianDarkdale +
BritishCard, Thomas H., Merchant NavyMasterDarkdale
BritishCasement, Samuel, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardDarkdale +
BritishClark, Jonathan, Merchant Navy25Third Engineer OfficerDarkdale +
BritishDocherty, James, Merchant Navy20Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishDowler, Albert Henry, RN33Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Darkdale +
BritishDuncan, John, Merchant Navy33Boatswain (Bosun)Darkdale +
BritishGilbert, Bertram, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanDarkdale +
BritishGolding, James, Merchant Navy56Chief CookDarkdale +
CanadianGosse, Charles A., Merchant Navy31SailorDarkdale +
BritishHammond, Herbert, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Darkdale +
BritishHindson, Ronald John, Merchant Navy35Second Engineer OfficerDarkdale +
BritishIrvine, James Currie, Merchant Navy26Junior Engineer OfficerDarkdale +
BritishKelly, William, Merchant Navy39Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishMacleod, John, Merchant Navy27Second Radio OfficerDarkdale +
BritishMacmillan, Neil, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanDarkdale +
BritishMacPherson, Archibald, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanDarkdale +
BritishMaxwell, William Hastings, Merchant Navy27SailorDarkdale +
BritishMcCafferty, Albert Henry, Merchant Navy21CarpenterDarkdale +
BritishMcCahill, Daniel, Merchant Navy20DonkeymanDarkdale
New ZealandMcClure, Ernest, Merchant Navy40Second PumpmanDarkdale +
BritishMcKenzie, Donald John, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanDarkdale +
BritishMcKernan, William Thomas, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerDarkdale +
BritishMiller, Norman Percy, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerDarkdale +
BritishMoore, Herbert William, Merchant Navy44Donkeyman and GreaserDarkdale +
BritishO'Connor, Robert, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyDarkdale +
BritishPlews, William, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Darkdale +
AustralianReed, Leonard Frank, Merchant Navy31First Radio OfficerDarkdale +
BritishRodgers, George Andrew, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerDarkdale +
BritishShaw, Thomas Herbert Patrick, Merchant Navy30Third OfficerDarkdale +
BritishSmith, John, Merchant Navy25Second StewardDarkdale +
BritishSneddon, Samuel Nicholas, Merchant Navy24Second CookDarkdale +
South AfricanStevenson, David, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanDarkdale +
BritishWard, Thomas, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyDarkdale +
BritishWilson, John J., Merchant Navy29Chief StewardDarkdale

45 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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