Ships hit by U-boats

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Empire Gilbert

British steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Douglas Meadows

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

Aboard Empire Gilbert when hit on 2 Nov 1942

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NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAdamson, Swainston, British Army39Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishAisthorpe, Eric, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishAnderson, William, Merchant Navy30Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishAvison, James Sydney, Merchant Navy35Chief OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBarron, Alexander, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBeard, Thomas William, Merchant Navy19Third Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBirch, Ronald, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBlackley, Charles Dawson, Merchant Navy48Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBrigham, Leonard, RN24Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishBurgess, Harold, RN28Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishBurns, Henry, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishBurt, Sidney Robert, British Army41Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishButt, William Robert, Merchant Navy44Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishCarey, Alfred George, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert +
BritishCarter, Dennis, British Army20Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishClark, Robert, Merchant Navy21Assistant CookEmpire Gilbert +
BritishCooper, Leslie, RN18Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishCraig, Donald, Merchant Navy33Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishCummings, Ralph Thomas, Merchant Navy20Mess Room BoyEmpire Gilbert +
BritishCurrie, Hugh, Merchant Navy24Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishDay, Stanley Bertram, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishDickinson, Harold, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishFisher, Ronald Samuel, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishFleming, Leslie Wallace, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishGirvan, Charles Thomas, RM45Corporal (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishGleghorn, Edward Sutherland, Merchant Navy33Chief StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishHall, James Keean, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishHerrington, Joseph Stephenson, Merchant Navy25Second StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishHopkins, Arthur, RM24Corporal (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert
BritishHunter, Robert, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishJames, Richard Caddick, Merchant Navy52First Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishJones, Stanley Thomas Ivor, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishJones, Thomas Walter, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishKelman, Geoffrey, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishLisher, Ambrose Toward, Merchant Navy41GreaserYorkmoor, Empire Gilbert +
BritishMcCabe, Peter, Merchant Navy37BakerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishMcLean, Daniel, Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishMeadows, Douglas D., RN20DEMS gunnerEmpire Gilbert
BritishMilburn, Theodore, Merchant Navy63CookEmpire Gilbert +
BritishMohan, William James Mathieson, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
PortugueseOliveira, Antonio D.R., Merchant Navy32Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishPeters, Maurice Sewell, British Army25Serjeant (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishPotts, Thomas, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishPrentice, Francis, British Army20Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishPreston, George Thomas, RN35Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishPurdy, Alfred, Merchant Navy37Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishRitchie, David Christie, Merchant Navy36Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishSandiford, Wilfred, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishScott, James Dalgliesh, Merchant Navy37Boatswain (Bosun)Empire Gilbert +
BritishShields, William, Merchant Navy34DonkeymanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishSmith, Charles Leonard, Merchant Navy17Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishSouter, Alexander, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanEmpire Gilbert +
BritishStewart, John, Merchant Navy20SailorEmpire Gilbert +
BritishStobbs, Thomas, Merchant Navy17Cabin BoyEmpire Gilbert +
BritishStockdale, William Alfred, Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishThompson, Joseph Castle, Merchant Navy19SailorEmpire Gilbert +
BritishThraves, Ronald William, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishTodd, George, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishTraynor, Joseph, Merchant Navy55GreaserEmpire Gilbert +
BritishUrwin, Ralph, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyEmpire Gilbert
BritishWall, Bernard, British Army32Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishWatson, Alexander, Merchant Navy20Assistant StewardEmpire Gilbert +
BritishWeldon, John Thomas, British Army24Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Gilbert +
BritishWilliams, William, Merchant Navy54MasterEmpire Gilbert +
BritishWilson, John Wesley, Merchant Navy29Third OfficerEmpire Gilbert +
BritishYounger, William Henry, Merchant Navy28CarpenterEmpire Gilbert +

66 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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