Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British troop transport

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British troop transport Orcades.

Aboard Orcades when hit on 10 Oct 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAnnesley, John Campbell, RN47Passenger (Captain)Orcades
BritishAshton, R., Merchant Navy31Third Radio OfficerOrcades
BritishAshworth, Eric, RN31DEMS gunner (Able Seaman)Orcades +
BritishBainbridge, , RNVRPassenger (Sub-Lieutenant (E))Orcades
BritishBinns, Clarence, Merchant Navy36Assistant ButcherOrcades +
BritishBourne, David James, Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardOrcades +
BritishBowden, Leonard Napier, Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardOrcades +
BritishBranson, Cecil Robert Peter Charles, RN18PassengerAlfred Jones, Orcades
BritishBridges, Percival James, RN23Passenger (Leading Cook (S))Orcades +
BritishBrodie, Robert Steele, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerOrcades +
BritishBulmer, Geoffrey Allott, Merchant Navy49QuartermasterOrcades +
BritishBunston, N.W., Merchant Navy37Supernumerary Second OfficerOrcades
BritishBurnnand, Stanley Salter, Merchant Navy44Staff CommanderOrcades
BritishBurrow, Henry George Sanders, RN41Passenger (Engine Room Artificer 1st Class)Orcades +
BritishBusbridge, J., Merchant Navy24Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishCave, B.E., Merchant Navy27Assistant PurserOrcades
BritishChapell, Leonard George, RN33DEMS gunner (Petty Officer)Orcades +
BritishCherry, Norman Lewis, RN20Passenger (Able Seaman)Orcades +
BritishClark, Charles Ernest, British Army23Passenger (Private)Orcades +
BritishCooper, Peter Campbell, Merchant Navy23Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishCorcoran, John, British Army21Gunner (DEMS gunner)Orcades +
BritishCraddock, Richard James, Merchant NavyChief OfficerOrcades
BritishCreighton, G.S., Merchant Navy51Second Radio OfficerOrcades
BritishCrookshanks, , Merchant NavyQuartermasterOrcades
BritishCrudgington, Arthur William, Merchant Navy22OilerOrcades +
BritishDevlin, , RNPassenger (Petty Officer Telegraphist)Orcades
BritishDoherty, Francis Richard, Merchant Navy21Crew memberCape of Good Hope, Orcades
BritishEdwards, A.F., Merchant Navy52First Radio OfficerOrcades
BritishElliott, F.G., Merchant Navy35Second Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
BritishFahey, John, RN19Passenger (Ordinary Seaman)Orcades +
BritishFleming, William Brown, Merchant Navy18Assistant CookOrcades +
BritishFoggin, Gilbert, Merchant Navy35Fourth Engineer OfficerOrcades
BritishFox, Charles, Merchant NavyMasterOrcades
BritishFreer, George Horace, British Army24Passenger (Private)Orcades +
BritishGardner, , Merchant NavyQuartermasterOrcades
BritishGardner, A., Merchant Navy52SurgeonOrcades
BritishGeen, , Merchant NavyFourth OfficerOrcades
BritishGeorge, J., Merchant Navy30Junior EngineerOrcades
AustralianGlazier, Percy John, Merchant Navy40ButcherOrcades +
BritishGodling, J., British ArmyPassenger (Major)Orcades
BritishGodwin, Lionel Charles Digby, RNPassenger (Lieutenant Commander)Orcades
BritishGoodwin, George Thomas, Merchant Navy63GreaserOrcades +
BritishGrant, J. McH., Merchant Navy31Junior EngineerOrcades
BritishGrissell, Pierce Thomas De La Garde, RN18Passenger (Midshipman)Orcades +
BritishGulley, Frank Henry, Merchant Navy25Assistant StewardOrcades +
BritishHarvey, Robert Sharpe, Merchant NavySecond Engineer OfficerOrcades
BritishHassall, Richard Gerald, Merchant Navy50Hospital AttendantOrcades +
BritishHawtayne, Frederick William Stewart, Civilian43PassengerOrcades +
BritishHayes, Reginald Edward William, Merchant Navy26GreaserOrcades +
BritishHemsley, Edward, British Army32Passenger (Private)Orcades +
BritishHodges, George Alfred, Merchant Navy52GreaserOrcades +
BritishHolley, Joseph Charles, Merchant Navy34PassengerOrcades
BritishHughes, , British ArmyPassenger (Lieutenant Colonel)Orcades
BritishIronside, Charles James, Civilian18PassengerOrcades +
BritishIsherwood, J.H., Merchant Navy40Second OfficerOrcades
BritishJohnston, William, Merchant Navy61Chief Engineer OfficerOrcades +
BritishJoynson, Herbert, Merchant Navy24Hospital AttendantOrcades +
BritishKelly, T.W., Merchant Navy31Senior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishKennard, , RNPassenger (Lieutenant (A))Orcades
BritishKing, D.W., Merchant Navy20Fourth ElectricianOrcades
BritishLees, R.F., Merchant Navy22Assistant PurserOrcades
BritishMacdonald, William Albert, Merchant Navy35ButcherOrcades +
BritishMair, J.G., Merchant Navy23Junior EngineerOrcades
BritishMcArthur, R.D., Merchant Navy31Junior EngineerOrcades
BritishMcKenna, F., Merchant Navy34Senior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishMcKenna, Francis, Merchant NavySenior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishMcLean, J., Merchant Navy20Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishMcMillan, R.H., Merchant Navy19Junior Assistant EngineerOrcades
BritishMercer, P.A.G., Merchant Navy54First Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
BritishMorris, H.G., Merchant Navy32Junior EngineerOrcades
BritishMorrow, Henry, RN22Passenger (Petty Officer)Orcades
BritishMoss, Albert, British Army27Passenger (Serjeant)Orcades +
BritishMundy, Hugh May Stollery, RNPassenger (Commander)Orcades
BritishMurphy, James, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Orcades
BritishMurray, A.A., Merchant Navy24Third ElectricianOrcades
BritishMurrin, Michael, Merchant NavyGreaserOrcades
BritishMycroft, John Henry, British Army30Passenger (Private)Orcades +
BritishNoyce, Donald Arthur William, Merchant Navy33StorekeeperOrcades +
BritishPank, Robert Samual D., Merchant Navy26Assistant StewardOrcades
BritishParkinson, E.R., Merchant Navy55First ElectricianOrcades
IrishPrendergast-Murphy, Kitty, Merchant Navy34Nursing SisterOrcades +
BritishQuinton, Maurice Allan, Merchant Navy17SeamanOrcades
BritishReading, Albert Edmund, British Army24Passenger (Private)Orcades +
BritishRedhead, Arthur Frederick, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanOrcades
BritishReid, J.D., Merchant Navy35Third Refrigerator EngineerOrcades
BritishSaker, George Edgar, Merchant Navy38BakerOrcades +
BritishScott, J., Merchant Navy34Second ElectricianOrcades
BritishSearle, Stanley Edward, Merchant Navy52Chief StewardOrcades +
BritishSilsby, Harry, Merchant Navy22Assistant StewardOrcades +
BritishSmith, Sam Thomas, RN43Passenger (Petty Officer Steward)Orcades +
BritishSpence, Arthur James, Merchant Navy38BoilermakerOrcades
BritishStringer, William Albert, RNPassenger (Petty Officer Stoker)Orcades +
BritishThird, H.J., Merchant Navy38Third Engineer OfficerOrcades
BritishThomas, E., Merchant Navy20Fifth ElectricianOrcades
BritishTurner, Robert Charles, Merchant Navy56WatchmanOrcades +
BritishTyler, William George, Merchant Navy42Able SeamanOrcades
BritishUlley, Gordon, British Army39Passenger (QMS)Orcades +
BritishUnderwood, R.F., Merchant Navy31Third OfficerOrcades
BritishWaugh, John, Merchant Navy44Assistant Second EngineerOrcades
BritishWest, Cecil Clifford, Merchant Navy37Assistant StewardOrcades +
BritishWestacott, Jack, Merchant Navy42Assistant CookOrcades +
BritishWilcox, Alfred Herbert, Merchant Navy44CookOrcades +
BritishWilk, Maurice, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardOrcades +

103 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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