Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Empire Tower

British steam merchant


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

Aboard Empire Tower when hit on 5 Mar 1943

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NameAgeRankServed on
Anderson, Kenneth Wyndham, Merchant Navy27SailorEmpire Tower +
Appleton, David William, RN30DEMS gunnerEmpire Tower
Barrett, Thomas Finbar, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanEmpire Tower +
Best, William Aubrey, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerEmpire Tower +
Brady, John Francis, Merchant Navy32Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
Bynon, Francis J., RN19DEMS gunnerEmpire Tower
Bywater, Walter William Henry, Merchant Navy23First Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
Clayden, Harry St. Vincent, Merchant Navy24FiremanEmpire Tower
Cork, William John, Merchant Navy26GreaserEmpire Tower +
Evans, Evan, Merchant Navy31SailorEmpire Tower +
Evans, William Felix Welford, Merchant Navy42Second OfficerEmpire Tower +
Funnell, William Edward, Merchant Navy43Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
Gardner, Edward, Merchant Navy46GreaserEmpire Tower +
George, Arthur James, Merchant Navy26CarpenterEmpire Tower +
Gordon, Stanley Malaburn, Merchant Navy26FiremanEmpire Tower +
Hart, William, Merchant Navy34Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
Harvey, Walter Ronald, Merchant Navy22SailorEmpire Tower +
Haynes, William Rhys, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanEmpire Tower +
Holme, James, Merchant Navy28Third Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
Holway, Cyril James, Merchant Navy22Second Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
Jackson, George Greville, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
Kelly, James, Merchant Navy23FiremanEmpire Tower +
Kronsberg, Louis, Merchant Navy64Chief StewardEmpire Tower +
Lawson, Elsmie, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerEmpire Tower +
Morgan, John Richard Gethyn, Merchant Navy29Second Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
Muir, Edward Robert, Merchant Navy23SailorEmpire Tower +
Murphy, Daniel, Merchant Navy43DonkeymanEmpire Tower +
Newey, John Thomas, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +
O'Sullivan, Matthew, RN21Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
Olsen, James Patrick, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanEmpire Tower +
Reed, Frederick Horatio Atkinson, British Army30Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
Reid, William Dawson, Merchant Navy48Chief Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
Rydberg, Carl, Merchant NavyAble SeamanEmpire Tower
Seagreaves, Leonard, RN20Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Empire Tower +
Smith, James, Merchant Navy35Fourth Engineer OfficerEmpire Tower +
Tickle, Frank, Merchant Navy17Assistant CookEmpire Tower +
Tucker, Reginald Charles, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerEmpire Tower +
Verrinder, Christopher Benjamin, Merchant Navy24CookEmpire Tower +
Wade, John James, Merchant Navy20FiremanEmpire Tower +
Walpole, Herbert Clifford, Merchant Navy20Mess Room StewardEmpire Tower +
Williams, David John, Merchant Navy38MasterAnglo-Canadian, Empire Tower +
Williams, Frank, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardEmpire Tower +
Williams, Leslie, Merchant Navy46GreaserEmpire Tower +
Williams, William Picton, Merchant Navy23Fireman and TrimmerEmpire Tower +

44 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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