Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

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

Aboard Wayfarer when hit on 19 Aug 1944

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAbbott, Henry Kitchener, Merchant Navy29Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishAinsworth, Jack, Merchant Navy20Senior Ordinary SeamanWayfarer +
BritishAppleby, Percy Clarke, Merchant Navy56Chief StewardWayfarer
BritishApps, Arthur, Merchant NavyBoatswain (Bosun)Wayfarer
BritishAshbourne, Richard Thomas, Merchant Navy51Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishBerquest, John, Merchant Navy40Greaser and FiremanWayfarer +
BritishCanham, Donald Arthur, Merchant Navy22Third Radio OfficerWayfarer +
BritishCatterall, Robert Adair, Merchant Navy30Second Engineer OfficerWayfarer +
BritishCave, William Robert, Merchant Navy31Lamp Trimmer and Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishConnor, Hugh John, Merchant Navy37Mess Room StewardWayfarer +
BritishCourt, Cyril, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishDavies, Thomas, Merchant Navy45First Radio OfficerWayfarer +
BritishDollah, Joseph, Merchant Navy26Able SeamanWayfarer +
CanadianEbsary, John Walter, Merchant Navy22Junior Ordinary SeamanWayfarer +
BritishEvans, Albert Edward, British Army29Gunner (DEMS gunner)Wayfarer +
BritishFarley, Harry Herbert George, RN37Petty Officer (DEMS gunner)Wayfarer +
BritishFoulds, Norman, Merchant Navy29Fourth Engineer OfficerWayfarer +
BritishFrost, Leslie, Merchant Navy32Second OfficerWayfarer +
IrishGillin, James, Merchant Navy55Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishGoldham, Albert, Merchant Navy56Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishGrafton, Sydney Herbert, Merchant Navy20Senior Ordinary SeamanWayfarer +
BritishHancock, Thomas Anthony, Merchant Navy30Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishHefferman, John, Merchant Navy35Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishHopkinson, Ronald, Merchant Navy17Galley BoyWayfarer +
BritishHughes, William Handel, Merchant Navy27Second Radio OfficerWayfarer +
BritishJenkins, Robert Victor, Merchant Navy18Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishMackenzie, Kenneth John, Merchant Navy49Passenger (DBS)Wayfarer +
BritishMalone, James Patrick, Merchant Navy22Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishMcCaffrey, Edward, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishMcCoy, Henry, Merchant Navy35Donkeyman and GreaserWayfarer +
BritishMcCutcheon, John, Merchant Navy39Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishMcNicholas, Joseph Peter, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishMetcalf, Edward James, Merchant Navy21Second CookWayfarer +
BritishMetcalf, Herbert Edward, Merchant Navy50Chief CookWayfarer +
BritishMoffat, Leslie James, Merchant Navy19CadetWayfarer +
BritishNolan, J., Merchant Navy18Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer
BritishOthen, Wilfred, Merchant Navy34Second StewardWayfarer +
BritishPink, William Ernest, Merchant Navy18CadetWayfarer +
BritishPotter, Fred William, Merchant Navy20Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishPowell, Idris Morgan, RN22Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Wayfarer +
BritishQuillan, William, Merchant Navy19Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishRoberts, Richard, Merchant Navy39Storekeeper and GreaserWayfarer +
BritishRogers, Albert Ernest, Merchant Navy39Chief OfficerWayfarer +
BritishSheridan, Thomas, Merchant Navy42Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishSimpson, Leo Lawrence, Merchant Navy17Junior Ordinary SeamanWayfarer +
BritishStevenson, James Lees, Merchant Navy55Chief Engineer OfficerWayfarer +
IrishSullivan, John, Merchant Navy22Able SeamanWayfarer +
BritishSwift, Robert Derek, Merchant Navy18Officers’ BoyWayfarer +
BritishSwindells, Jack, RN19Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Wayfarer +
BritishTalent, J., Merchant Navy21Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer
BritishTaylor, George Henry, British Army37Lance Bombardier (DEMS gunner)Wayfarer +
BritishTharratt, Frederick, Merchant Navy28Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
BritishWales, John, Merchant Navy55MasterWayfarer +
BritishWalter, Stanley Ian Conrad, Merchant Navy42Fireman and TrimmerWayfarer +
IrishWarren, James Thomas, Merchant Navy22Third OfficerWayfarer +

55 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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