Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Comet

British motor merchant



Empire Comet at Boston after her maiden voyage. Photo courtesy of Michael Riddell.

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

Aboard Empire Comet when hit on 17 Feb 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anderson, Robert William, Merchant Navy22SailorEmpire Comet +
Balfour, James Thomas Arthur, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Comet +
Brook, Richard Douglas, Merchant Navy16ApprenticeEmpire Comet +
Calnon, Howard John, Merchant Navy29Chief OfficerEmpire Comet +
Christie, Alexander Gartshore, Merchant Navy24Assistant EngineerEmpire Comet +
Clarke, Russell Douglas, Merchant Navy23Chief StewardEmpire Comet +
Clarke, Walter Denis, Merchant Navy18Assistant CookEmpire Comet +
Cook, Herbert, British Army27Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Davies, William, Merchant Navy19Cabin BoyEmpire Comet +
Dearson, Edward Albert, Merchant Navy41Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Comet +
Diggle, Maurice Ernest, Merchant Navy20Assistant EngineerEmpire Comet +
Donnelly, James, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardEmpire Comet +
Fouracre, John, British Army18Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Frodsham, Joseph, Merchant Navy33GreaserEmpire Comet +
Garrick, Robert Alfred, Merchant Navy24Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Comet +
Grange, William Hugh, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Comet +
Grierson, Charles Christie, Merchant Navy27Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Comet +
Halcrow, Wilfred Donald Mowat, Merchant Navy21CarpenterEmpire Comet +
Hallingham, Basil George, British Army21Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Harper, Henry Edward, British Army26Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Herd, David, Merchant Navy28Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Comet +
Howarth, Percy, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Kellett, Oswald, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Kendrick, David Albert, RN31Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Kilvington, Arthur, British Army36Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Comet +
Lindsay, William Weir, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanEmpire Comet +
Macdonald, Murdo, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Comet +
McEntaggart, Bernard, Merchant Navy30Donkeyman and GreaserEmpire Comet +
McIlroy, Sidney Alexander, Merchant Navy26Assistant EngineerEmpire Comet +
Melvin, James William, Merchant Navy29Second OfficerEmpire Comet +
Milne, John Alexander, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerEmpire Comet +
Morrow, William John, Merchant Navy38Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Comet +
Mullen, James Terence, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Comet +
Nicolson, James Arthur, Merchant Navy25SailorEmpire Comet +
Putz, Albert Leslie, Merchant Navy19Second Radio OfficerEmpire Comet +
Richardson, Ernest, Merchant Navy20Third Radio OfficerEmpire Comet +
Robertson, Angus Bannerman, Merchant Navy16ApprenticeEmpire Comet +
Scott, Edward, Merchant Navy22Assistant EngineerEmpire Comet +
Simm, John, Merchant Navy41Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Comet +
Tierney, William, Merchant Navy23CookEmpire Comet +
Tulloch, John Anderson, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanEmpire Comet +
Tulloch, Robert William, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanEmpire Comet +
Watson, Charles, Merchant Navy28First Radio OfficerEmpire Comet +
Willis, Hector Rayment, Merchant Navy40MasterEmpire Comet +
Winthorpe, Norman Spence, Merchant Navy20Mess Room StewardEmpire Comet +
Wood, Harry, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Comet +

46 persons found.

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

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