Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2689

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

Aboard Silverbeech when hit on 28 Mar 1943

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Bell, John Michael Oswald, Merchant Navy18CadetSilverbeech +
Carr, Lawrence, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
Chan Kong, , Merchant Navy47Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
Chan Kwong, , Merchant Navy29First BoySilverbeech +
Chan Sing, , Merchant Navy51QuartermasterSilverbeech +
Chan Yin, , Merchant Navy38GreaserSilverbeech +
Chan Yuen, , Merchant Navy28SailorSilverbeech +
Cheong So, , Merchant Navy48Boatswain (Bosun)Silverbeech +
Cherry, William Robert, Merchant Navy39Chief OfficerSilverbelle, Silverbeech +
Cheung Mok, , Merchant Navy54Chief CookSilverbeech +
Chiew Lum, , Merchant Navy29GreaserSilverbeech +
Ching Lui, , Merchant Navy42CarpenterSilverbeech +
Chow Wing, , Merchant Navy38Fireman’s CookSilverbeech +
Clipsom, James, RN24Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
Dutch, Michael Robert, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeSilverbeech +
Fan Sing, , Merchant Navy44FitterSilverbeech +
Fisher, Frank Churchill, RNR32Passenger (Paymaster Lieutenant)Silverbeech +
Foh Sing, , Merchant Navy44SailorSilverbeech +
Fung Yeung, , Merchant Navy27Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
Gandy, Arthur Norman, Merchant Navy34Second Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Gourlay, James, Civilian30PassengerSilverbeech +
Groves, Francis Lister Arnold, Civilian29PassengerSilverbeech +
Hart, Michael Joseph, Merchant Navy27Fourth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Harvey, Stanley, Merchant Navy41Fourth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Herbertson, Andrew Malcolm, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerSilverbeech +
Ho Chuen, , Merchant Navy35SailorSilverbeech +
Hyem, Thomas George, Merchant Navy38MasterSilverbeech +
Irwin, James, Merchant Navy31First Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
Kemball, Arthur Leslie, Merchant Navy35ElectricianSilverbeech +
Kenderdine, Sidney, Merchant Navy20Fifth Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Kwak Sui Kan, , Merchant Navy42Leading FitterSilverbeech +
Kwan King, , Merchant Navy30Sailor’s CookSilverbeech +
Kwok Kau, , Merchant Navy30Second CookSilverbeech +
Kwok Tai, , Merchant Navy36SailorSilverbeech +
Lai Fook, , Merchant Navy50SailorSilverbeech +
Lau Fat, , Merchant Navy41FitterSilverbeech +
Lee Man, , Merchant Navy30Galley BoySilverbeech +
Leung Shing, , Merchant Navy40SailorSilverbeech +
Leung Tai, , Merchant Navy47QuartermasterSilverbeech +
Li Dow, , Merchant Navy46SailorSilverbeech +
Li Fook, , Merchant Navy56SailorSilverbeech +
Li Shon, , Merchant Navy48Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
Ma Hee, , Merchant Navy43SailorSilverbeech +
Mak Bing, , Merchant Navy43GreaserSilverbeech +
Matkin, Robert Geoffrey Swift, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerSilverbeech +
Matthews, John Harry, Civilian36PassengerSilverbeech +
Metcalf, Ernest Gordon, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeSilverbeech +
Morris, William Ward, Merchant Navy30Senior Third Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Rourke, Wilfred, Merchant Navy37Chief Engineer OfficerSilverbeech +
Schofield, William Roy, Merchant Navy18Second Radio OfficerSilverbeech +
Simmonds, H.A., Merchant NavyJunior Third EngineerSilverbeech
Sung Hon, , Merchant Navy36Assistant StewardSilverbeech +
Taylor, George, British Army19Gunner (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
Thompson, William Arnold, Merchant Navy38Chief StewardSilverbeech +
Tong Ko, , Merchant Navy32Second BoatswainSilverbeech +
Wan Fook, , Merchant Navy42GreaserSilverbeech +
Weller, Frederick Robert, British Army25Gunner (DEMS gunner)Silverbeech +
Wilkinson, Robert Newby, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeSilverbeech +
Wong Yin, , Merchant Navy44GreaserSilverbeech +
Yendoll, Tom Bohannah, RNVR35Passenger (Lieutenant (E))Silverbeech +

60 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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