Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

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

Aboard Observer when hit on 16 Dec 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
IndianAbdul, , Merchant NavyGeneral ServantObserver +
IndianAbdul Ghafur, , Merchant NavyCookObserver +
IndianAbdul Ghafur, , Merchant NavySerangObserver +
IndianAbdul Ghafur, , Merchant NavyCookObserver +
IndianAbdul Munif, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
IndianAbdul Satar, , Merchant NavyGreaserObserver +
IndianAkhlu Mian, , Merchant NavyTrimmerObserver +
IndianAmin Ullah, , Merchant NavySeamanObserver +
IndianAnwar Khan, , Merchant NavyTrimmerObserver +
IndianArfan Ullah, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
IndianArjad Ullah, , Merchant NavyTrimmerObserver +
IndianAsgar Ali, , Merchant NavySeamanObserver +
IndianBazl-Ur-Rahman, , Merchant NavyGreaserObserver +
BritishBulpett, William, Merchant Navy44QuartermasterObserver +
IndianDastagir, , Merchant NavySeamanObserver +
BritishDavidson, John, Merchant Navy57MasterObserver +
BritishDavies, Thomas, Merchant Navy27Third OfficerObserver +
BritishDickinson, Alan Miles, Merchant Navy17Third Radio OfficerObserver +
BritishEvans, Frederick, RN31Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Observer +
IndianFarman Ali, , Merchant NavyGreaserObserver +
BritishFarrand, Henry, RM34Corporal (DEMS gunner)Observer +
BritishFrith, Thomas, Merchant Navy22Fourth Engineer OfficerObserver +
IndianHashim Ullah, , Merchant NavyCassabObserver +
IndianInjad Ullah, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
IndianJalal Ahmad, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
BritishJohnston, Richard William Yeoward, Merchant Navy47Chief Engineer OfficerObserver +
BritishJones, Edward, Merchant Navy38First Radio OfficerObserver +
BritishLewis, Sydney George, Merchant NavyCarpenterObserver
BritishLeyland, Sydney, Merchant Navy42Chief OfficerObserver +
BritishMagner, John Joseph, Merchant Navy21QuartermasterObserver +
IndianMajib-Ur-Rahman, , Merchant NavySeamanObserver +
IndianMonai Khan, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
New ZealandMugford, Francis Milton, Merchant Navy18SailorObserver +
IndianMuhabbat Ullah, , Merchant NavyTindalObserver +
IndianMuhammad Alam, , Merchant NavyGeneral ServantObserver +
IndianMunawar Mian, , Merchant NavyTindalObserver +
IndianNur Mian, , Merchant NavyDonkeymanObserver +
IndianPanna Lal, , Merchant NavyTopassObserver +
BritishPearson, James Elgin, Merchant Navy21Second Radio OfficerObserver +
IndianRabal Husain, , Merchant NavyBhandaryObserver +
IndianRahim Ullah, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
IndianRais Mian, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
BritishRay, Joseph Robert, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Observer +
BritishReid, Alexander, Merchant Navy32QuartermasterObserver +
BritishRoberts, Charles Milton, Merchant Navy20Third OfficerObserver +
BritishRoberts, David Douglas, Merchant Navy17CadetObserver +
BritishRoberts, John, Merchant Navy38Second OfficerObserver +
BritishSergeant, William, Merchant Navy31Third Engineer OfficerObserver +
IndianSheikh Janu, , Merchant NavyScullionObserver +
IndianSheikh Mahbub, , Merchant NavyPantrymanObserver +
IndianSheikh Muhammad Qasim, , Merchant NavyCassabObserver +
IndianSheikh Panchu, , Merchant NavyGeneral ServantObserver +
IndianSheikh Sadiq, , Merchant NavyBhandaryObserver +
IndianSheikh Sulaiman, , Merchant NavyGeneral ServantObserver +
IndianSikandar Ali, , Merchant NavySeamanObserver +
IndianSini Mian, , Merchant NavyTrimmerObserver +
BritishSmith, Wilfred John, Merchant NavyQuartermasterObserver
BritishSouthworth, Harry, Merchant Navy60Second Engineer OfficerObserver +
BritishThomas, Ronald, Merchant Navy18CadetObserver +
IndianWazir Ullah, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
IndianWazu Ullah, , Merchant NavyFiremanObserver +
BritishWilkinson, Charles Joseph, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardObserver +

62 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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