Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


Swedish steam merchant

Sylvia under her former name Najaden. Photo courtesy of Sjöhistoriska Museet, Stockholm

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the Swedish steam merchant Sylvia.

Aboard Sylvia when hit on 13 Jan 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
SwedishAdolfsson, Viktor Levin, Merchant Navy58Chief Engineer OfficerSylvia +
SwedishBengtsson, Karl Daniel, Merchant Navy32Able SeamanSylvia +
SwedishCarlsson, Erik Wigelius, Merchant Navy45Second Engineer OfficerSylvia +
SwedishFast, Malte Einar, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanSylvia +
SwedishGustavsson, Gunnar Osborne, Merchant Navy18Deck BoySylvia +
SwedishHellberg, Harry Ragnar V., Merchant Navy38CookSylvia +
SwedishHilmertz, Axel Henrik, Merchant Navy53Chief OfficerSylvia +
SwedishKarlsson, Henning August, Merchant Navy30GreaserSylvia +
SwedishKungsman, Jonas A. Harry, Merchant Navy33DonkeymanSylvia +
SwedishLarsson, Stig Charles, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanSylvia +
SwedishMehrén, Henning William, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanSylvia +
SwedishMöller, Sigurd Fabian, Merchant Navy41TrimmerSylvia +
SwedishNicklasson, Johan Natanael, Merchant Navy48StokerSylvia +
SwedishOlsson, Birger Wallentin, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Sylvia +
SwedishOlsson, Gustav Ragnar, Merchant Navy38StokerSylvia +
SwedishSkoglund, Evald Bertil, Merchant Navy40StokerSylvia +
SwedishThelander, Gösta Ragnar, Merchant Navy45MasterSylvia +
SwedishTärnstrand, Lars A.E., Merchant Navy37WaiterSylvia +
SwedishWallengren, Orvar Arne, Merchant Navy26Second OfficerSylvia +
SwedishWestman, Carl Johan, Merchant Navy46StewardSylvia +

20 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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