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 Gretavale.

Aboard Gretavale when hit on 3 Nov 1941

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Abdul Abdulla, , Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Ahmed Nagi, , Merchant Navy48Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Alum Mohamed, , Merchant Navy46Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Baker, George Henry, Merchant Navy41Third Engineer OfficerGretavale +
Baker, James William Victor, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Gretavale +
Balfour, Peter Smart, Merchant Navy36DonkeymanGretavale +
Blaikie, John Blackwood, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardGretavale +
Brogan, William, Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Campbell, James Bell, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerGretavale +
Cooke, James Vivian Deverell, RN37Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Gretavale +
Crombie, Charles Robert Cooper, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer OfficerGretavale +
Dickson, William Graham, Merchant Navy28Second CookGretavale +
Dougall, John Birnie, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerGretavale +
Dow, Arthur, Merchant Navy54Donkeyman and GreaserGretavale +
Dwyer, Alfred, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Gretavale +
Fuller, Dennis, Merchant Navy20SailorGretavale +
Lewis, Frank, British Army38Gunner (DEMS gunner)Gretavale +
Logue, William, Merchant Navy38Chief Engineer OfficerGretavale +
Love, Iain Templeton, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardGretavale +
Lynch, Joseph Patrick, Merchant Navy44Donkeyman and GreaserGretavale +
Macdonald, Angus, Merchant Navy24CookGretavale +
McGowan, George, Merchant Navy40CarpenterGretavale +
McGregor, Daniel, Merchant Navy32StewardGretavale +
McKay, John, Merchant Navy49Able SeamanGretavale +
McLeod, Alexander Murray, Merchant Navy34Chief OfficerGretavale +
Meikle, James Wilson, Merchant Navy40First Radio OfficerGretavale +
Miles, Leonard Frederick Cameron, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerGretavale +
Morrison, Ronald, Merchant Navy24SailorGretavale +
Passmore, Frank Stanley, Merchant Navy46MasterGretavale +
Pearson, William, Merchant Navy45Boatswain (Bosun)Gretavale +
Ritchie, William Watson, Merchant Navy56Second Engineer OfficerGretavale +
Said Hassan, , Merchant Navy44Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Saleh Mohamed, , Merchant Navy45Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Sali Mohamid, , Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Seed, Walter, British Army28Gunner (DEMS gunner)Gretavale +
Shagnir Ali Abdulla, , Merchant Navy27Fireman and TrimmerGretavale +
Strutton, Robert William, Merchant Navy16Ordinary SeamanGretavale +
Wright, Alan, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanGretavale +

38 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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