Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Rio Blanco

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 Rio Blanco.

Aboard Rio Blanco when hit on 1 Apr 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
Andrew, Jack, Merchant Navy27Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Black, Donald Alexander, Merchant Navy33Second OfficerRio Blanco +
Blackett, Aiden, Merchant Navy32MasterRio Blanco
Bowden, John Noel, Merchant Navy29First Radio OfficerRio Blanco +
Brown, James, Merchant Navy38Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Brown, John, Merchant Navy40Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Browne, Sam, Merchant Navy51GreaserRio Blanco
Campbell, Alexander, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanRio Blanco
Caulker, Squire, Merchant Navy32Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Coates, James, Merchant Navy34CookRio Blanco
Dunsmuir, Henry Templeton, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerRio Blanco +
Graham, Donald Gordon, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanRio Blanco
Herd, George Ronald, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyRio Blanco +
Hutton, Patrick, Merchant Navy20Mess Room BoyRio Blanco +
MacLeod, Donald Angus, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanRio Blanco
McCorquodale, John, Merchant Navy45Chief OfficerRio Blanco +
Murtagh, James, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanRio Blanco
Onoja, J.A., Merchant NavyFireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Pooley, George Albert, Merchant Navy40Third Engineer OfficerRio Blanco +
Punch, William, Merchant Navy31Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Rarity, John, RN36Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Rio Blanco +
Roberts, Leslie Perry, Merchant NavyThird OfficerRio Blanco
Robinson, Joko, Merchant Navy23DonkeymanRio Blanco
Saunders, Edward, Merchant Navy39Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco
Sims, Wilfred, RN30DEMS gunnerRio Blanco
Smythe, Thomas William Charles, Merchant Navy54Chief Engineer OfficerRio Blanco
Thompson, John, Merchant Navy22Boatswain (Bosun)Rio Blanco
Thompson, Wilfred Edgar, Merchant Navy39Chief StewardRio Blanco +
Tich, John, Merchant Navy40Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Underhill, Clarence, RNDEMS gunnerRio Blanco
Watkins, John Barrington, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeRio Blanco +
Williams, Henry, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +
Williams, John, Merchant Navy39Fireman and TrimmerRio Blanco +

33 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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