Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Abbotsford under her former name Cyrille Danneels. Photo courtesy of Yorkshire Waterways Museum

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

Aboard Abbotsford when hit on 9 Mar 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishBlack, William, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardAbbotsford +
BritishFowell, Robert Candland, Merchant Navy33FiremanAbbotsford +
BritishHayes, Arthur Samuel, Merchant Navy49Chief Engineer OfficerAbbotsford +
BritishHorne, Thomas Hunnam, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanAbbotsford +
BritishIrvine, John Dick, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanAbbotsford +
BritishJohanson, Stanley Harle, RNVR18Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Abbotsford +
BritishJohnson, Peter, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Abbotsford +
BritishJohnston, George, Merchant Navy46Second Engineer OfficerAbbotsford +
BritishMachen, Frederick Charles, Merchant Navy25Ordinary SeamanAbbotsford +
BritishNicol, James Rutherford, Merchant Navy42DonkeymanAbbotsford +
BritishPeterson, Laurence, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerAbbotsford +
BritishSeaton, William Liddle, Merchant Navy45Second OfficerAbbotsford +
BritishSinclair, William, Merchant Navy69FiremanAbbotsford +
BritishSmith, Francis Dominic Dunn, Merchant Navy24FiremanAbbotsford +
BritishSmith, Hugh, Merchant Navy59FiremanAbbotsford +
BritishSmith, Patrick James Dunn, Merchant Navy17Able SeamanAbbotsford +
BritishSutherland, John William, Merchant Navy39StewardAbbotsford +
BritishWatson, Alexander John, Merchant Navy59MasterAbbotsford +
BritishWhitson, Alexander, Merchant Navy33Able SeamanAbbotsford +

19 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?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.