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
Black, William, Merchant Navy21Assistant StewardAbbotsford +
Fowell, Robert Candland, Merchant Navy33FiremanAbbotsford +
Hayes, Arthur Samuel, Merchant Navy49Chief Engineer OfficerAbbotsford +
Horne, Thomas Hunnam, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanAbbotsford +
Irvine, John Dick, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanAbbotsford +
Johanson, Stanley Harle, RNVR18Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Abbotsford +
Johnson, Peter, Merchant Navy39Boatswain (Bosun)Abbotsford +
Johnston, George, Merchant Navy46Second Engineer OfficerAbbotsford +
Machen, Frederick Charles, Merchant Navy25Ordinary SeamanAbbotsford +
Nicol, James Rutherford, Merchant Navy42DonkeymanAbbotsford +
Peterson, Laurence, Merchant Navy38Chief OfficerAbbotsford +
Seaton, William Liddle, Merchant Navy45Second OfficerAbbotsford +
Sinclair, William, Merchant Navy69FiremanAbbotsford +
Smith, Francis Dominic Dunn, Merchant Navy24FiremanAbbotsford +
Smith, Hugh, Merchant Navy59FiremanAbbotsford +
Smith, Patrick James Dunn, Merchant Navy17Able SeamanAbbotsford +
Sutherland, John William, Merchant Navy39StewardAbbotsford +
Watson, Alexander John, Merchant Navy59MasterAbbotsford +
Whitson, 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?
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