Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian whale factory ship

Photo courtesy of Rick Cox Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Norwegian whale factory ship Lancing.

Aboard Lancing when hit on 7 Apr 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
DutchAlbrenda, Wietse, Merchant NavyFiremanLancing
NorwegianAnstensen, Olaus Marinius, Merchant Navy50Fourth Engineer OfficerLancing, Pleasantville
AmericanBeard, James Homer, Merchant Navy29FiremanLancing
NorwegianBjerkholt, Johan Henry, Merchant Navy55MasterLancing, N.T. Nielsen-Alonso
NorwegianEikeseth, Rasmus, Merchant Navy52Boatswain (Bosun)Lancing, N.T. Nielsen-Alonso
NorwegianEinarsen, Johannes, Merchant Navy22Second CookLancing
DutchEnde, Johannes van der, Merchant NavyFiremanLancing
AmericanFussner, Francis J., Merchant Navy21MessmanLancing
NorwegianHansen, Emil Martinius, Merchant Navy37FiremanLancing +
NorwegianHansen, Josef Marinius, Merchant Navy52Second Engineer OfficerLancing
NorwegianHansen, Ronald Barth, Merchant Navy20Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianHelgeland, Knut Georg, Merchant Navy21Able SeamanLancing
AmericanHolm, Oni, Merchant Navy34Mess Room BoyLancing
NorwegianHolm-Hansen, Alf G., Merchant Navy30Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianJacobsen, Jacob, Merchant Navy48Third OfficerLancing
NorwegianJohannessen, Erling Olaf, Merchant Navy37ElectricianLancing, N.T. Nielsen-Alonso
NorwegianJohannessen, Åge J., Merchant Navy23FiremanLancing, N.T. Nielsen-Alonso
NorwegianJohansen, Henrik Wilhelm, Merchant Navy49Chief Engineer OfficerLancing
NorwegianJohansen, Rolf Juul, Merchant Navy30FiremanLancing, Mirlo
NorwegianJohnsen, Olav Hedrum, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianKarlsen, Anton Bredal, Merchant Navy40Second OfficerLancing, Kosmos II +
NorwegianKittelsen, Harald Kristian, Merchant Navy27FiremanLancing
NorwegianKorneliussen, Karl H., Merchant Navy52Third Engineer OfficerLancing
NorwegianLarsen, Erling, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianLauritzen, Thor, Merchant Navy27Able SeamanLancing, Daghild
NorwegianLiljedahl, Arne, Merchant Navy30StewardLancing
NorwegianLunde, Arne Oddvar, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianMathisen, Anders, Merchant Navy30DonkeymanLancing
AmericanMcClelland, Stuart, Merchant Navy37Mess Room BoyLancing
AmericanMurphy, John J., Merchant Navy45FiremanLancing
NorwegianNilsen, Anders Olav, Merchant Navy60CarpenterLancing
NorwegianNilsen, Martin Gjone, Merchant Navy35Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianNorby, Rolf Spange, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianOlsen, John Georg, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianOlsen, Olav, Merchant Navy38FiremanLancing
NorwegianOlsen, Thomas Andreas Smedsvig, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerLancing
SwedishOlsson, Gustav, Merchant Navy43Able SeamanLancing, N.T. Nielsen-Alonso
NorwegianOmsland, Odd Martinius, Merchant Navy31Radio OperatorLancing
AmericanOsmundsen, Walter, Merchant Navy31Mess Room BoyLancing
NorwegianPettersen, Petter Hugo, Merchant Navy24FiremanLancing, Sourabaya +
NorwegianRasmussen, Finn Bålsrød, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianRoberg-Johanesen, Ansgar Henry, Merchant Navy33Chief CookLancing
NorwegianSeeberg, Ragnvald, Merchant Navy53Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianSkorge, Gustav, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianSlåtta, Einar, Merchant Navy22FiremanLancing
NorwegianSmevik, Ragnvald, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanLancing
NorwegianSørensen, Ivar, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanLancing
NorwegianTemtemoen, Olav, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanLancing
AmericanWade, Max, Merchant Navy46Mess Room BoyLancing
DutchWetsteijn, Jan P., Merchant Navy27FiremanVolendam, Lancing

50 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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