Ships hit by U-boats

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Avila Star

British steam passenger ship

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 passenger ship Avila Star.

Aboard Avila Star when hit on 6 Jul 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAnson, John Leslie, Merchant NavySecond OfficerAvila Star
BritishArmstrong, John Bolton, Merchant Navy58Bedroom StewardAvila Star +
BritishBeere, John Francis, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
BritishBell, Gordon Irving, Merchant Navy30Senior Assistant EngineerAvila Star
BritishBenbow, Gladys Mary, Merchant Navy36Shop AttendantAvila Star +
BritishBlack, Donald, Merchant Navy16Steward’s BoyAvila Star +
BritishBotham, Dorothy, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
BritishBrandie, William, Merchant Navy39Chief Refrigerator EngineerAvila Star +
BritishBrown, Richard, Merchant Navy17Cooks BoyAvila Star +
BritishCallaway, Robert, Merchant Navy30Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishCampbell, John, Merchant Navy23QuartermasterAvila Star +
BritishCartwright, James, Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishClarke, Richard Thomas, Merchant NavyThird OfficerAvila Star
BritishClarke, William Boroston, Merchant Navy28Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishConnor, Sydney James, Merchant Navy17Steward’s BoyAvila Star +
BritishCunningham, Henry, Merchant Navy43FiremanAvila Star +
BritishCurrell, James Walter, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanAvila Star +
BritishCushing, Francis Habelt, Civilian50PassengerAvila Star +
BritishDods, Amelia Florence, Civilian63PassengerAvila Star +
BritishDowdall, Henry, Merchant Navy27Donkeyman and GreaserAvila Star +
BritishDuggin, George, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanAvila Star +
BritishEaton, James, Merchant Navy17Cooks BoyAvila Star +
BritishEllis, Charles Peter, Merchant Navy52DonkeymanAvila Star +
BritishFerguson, Maria Elizabeth, Civilian19PassengerAvila Star
BritishFisher, John, Merchant Navy61MasterAvila Star +
BritishFitzsimmons, James, Merchant Navy28FiremanAvila Star +
BritishFlorence, James, Civilian37PassengerAvila Star +
BritishFrazer, Ronald, Civilian32PassengerAvila Star +
BritishFrazer, Thelma Norah, Civilian23PassengerAvila Star +
BritishGahan, Lawrence Francis, Civilian27PassengerAvila Star +
BritishGibson, Alice Amelia, Civilian74PassengerAvila Star +
BritishGirdler, Raymond Ernest, Merchant Navy19Assistant EngineerAvila Star +
BritishGray, John Andrew, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Avila Star
BritishGreig, John Philip, Civilian31PassengerAvila Star +
BritishHardy, Joseph, Merchant NavyBoatswain’s MateAvila Star
BritishHarrison, John Walter, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishHenderson, John Henry, Civilian30PassengerAvila Star +
BritishHughes, John, RNDEMS gunnerAvila Star
BritishIngham, Ronald James, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishJackson, Richard H., Merchant Navy54Engine Room StorekeeperAvila Star +
BritishJones, William Howell, Merchant Navy30Able SeamanAvila Star
BritishJordan, Iris Mabel, Civilian23PassengerAvila Star +
BritishLow, Charles Stuart, Merchant NavyPassenger (DBS)Avila Star
EgyptianMassouda, Habid Joseph, Merchant Navy29Junior Fourth Engineer OfficerAvila Star +
BritishMaulini, Pietro, Merchant Navy44Chief CookAvila Star +
BritishMcIndoe, Donald, Merchant Navy21Assistant CookAvila Star +
BritishMonod, Ernest, Merchant Navy31Assistant StewardAvila Star +
BritishMoorhead, John James, Merchant Navy43FiremanAvila Star +
BritishNorth, Arthur, Merchant Navy55Steward and SilvermanAvila Star +
BritishNorton, Richard Henry, Merchant Navy24Carpenter’s MateAvila Star +
BritishOwen, John Richard, Merchant Navy20Assistant EngineerAvila Star +
BritishPatterson, William Robert Duncan, Civilian29PassengerAvila Star +
BritishPearce, Eric Reginald, Merchant NavyChief OfficerAvila Star
BritishPemberton, Francis Joseph, Merchant Navy15Cook’s BoyAvila Star
BritishReid, Robert, Merchant Navy27Passenger (DBS)Avila Star +
BritishRichardson, Henry Peter, RM44Corporal (DEMS gunner)Avila Star +
BritishRoache, Patrick John, Merchant Navy21FiremanAvila Star +
IrishRowan, Mary Elizabeth, Merchant Navy50StewardessAvila Star +
BritishSharkey, Edward, Merchant Navy39GreaserAvila Star +
BritishStanley, Frederick John, Merchant Navy29Bedroom StewardAvila Star +
BritishSteen, Herbert, RNDEMS gunnerAvila Star
BritishSutherland, Alexander Robertson, Merchant NavyCarpenterAvila Star
BritishSutton, Phyllis Edith, Civilian34PassengerAvila Star +
BritishTallack, Michael Bernard Millington, Merchant NavyChief OfficerAvila Star
BritishTeaney, Mons, Merchant Navy27GreaserAvila Star +
BritishTimmis, Wilfred, Merchant Navy17Assistant LaundrymanAvila Star +
BritishTurton, Roy, Merchant Navy31QuartermasterAvila Star +
BritishVennils, Sidney, Merchant Navy44Lounge StewardAvila Star +
BritishVine, Ernest Leonard, Merchant Navy27Boatswain’s MateAvila Star +
BritishWalton, Frank Joseph, Merchant Navy53PrinterAvila Star +
BritishWatts, Clyde Alexander, Merchant Navy18CadetAvila Star +
BritishWeston, Harold Edward Price, Merchant Navy25PurserAvila Star +

72 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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