Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British Freedom

British motor tanker



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

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

Aboard British Freedom when hit on 27 Jun 1942

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Braithwaite, Edward Albert Victor, Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Hardy, Robert, Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Freedom
Main, Francis, Merchant NavyMasterBritish Freedom
Mann, Charles John, Merchant NavySecond Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom

Aboard British Freedom when hit on 14 Jan 1945

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

NameAgeRankServed on
Aitken, James, Merchant Navy22Deck HandBritish Freedom
Armstrong, William, 20DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Ashley, Ronald, Merchant Navy21Sixth Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Brand, Anthony, Merchant Navy19Cabin BoyBritish Freedom
Buchanan, Sidney, Merchant Navy53Boatswain (Bosun)British Freedom
Butler, John Albert, Merchant Navy19Ordinary SeamanBritish Freedom
Callaghan, Cornellis, Merchant Navy60DonkeymanBritish Freedom
Christie, Arthur, Merchant Navy37Chief CookBritish Freedom
Cleland, Richard, Merchant Navy24Fourth Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Clinton, Alan, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Copland, John Fordice, Merchant Navy18Galley BoyBritish Freedom
Craigie, Thomas, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Dawson, William, 34DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Evans, Edward, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyBritish Freedom
French, John, 26DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Fullerton, David, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Gay, Jack Ramillies, Merchant Navy19Cabin BoyBritish Freedom
Glasgow, John, Merchant NavyChief OfficerBritish Freedom
Glen, John, Merchant Navy29CarpenterBritish Freedom
Grant, William, 25DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Greenwood, Ronald, 21DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Hamilton, Mathew, Merchant Navy31Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Hawling, Albert Norman Gyrd, Merchant Navy21First Radio OfficerBritish Freedom
Hayward, Charles, 36DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Hazel, Harry Frederick, 20DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Henderson, William, Merchant Navy33ElectricianBritish Freedom +
Hendry, James, Merchant Navy18Third Radio OfficerBritish Freedom
Hill, William Norman, Merchant Navy16ApprenticeBritish Freedom
Hodder, Alfred Norman, Merchant Navy25Second OfficerBritish Freedom
Hughes, James, Merchant Navy29Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
Jamieson, George, Merchant Navy43Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
Johnson, Edwin, Merchant Navy21Second CookBritish Freedom
Laing, John, Merchant Navy67Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Lawson, Anthony John, Merchant Navy36Chief OfficerBritish Freedom
Lee, William, 32DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Leybourne, Peter, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeBritish Freedom
McAra, Thomas, Merchant Navy31Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
McKinnon, John Vernon, Merchant Navy48Second Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
McLean, Roderick, Merchant Navy27Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
McLelland, Albert, Merchant Navy33Engine Room StorekeeperBritish Freedom
McNaughton, Ian Bisset, Merchant Navy18ApprenticeBritish Freedom
Mitchell, Norman, 25DEMS gunnerBritish Freedom
Monsen, Martin, Merchant Navy36Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Morris, Frank Llewellyn, Merchant Navy45MasterBritish Freedom
Ogg, John Thompson, Merchant Navy41Chief Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Parkman, Alfred, Merchant Navy44Chief StewardBritish Freedom
Parsons, Fredrick John, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Ross, Edward Alan, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeBritish Freedom
Sands, John, Merchant Navy42Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
Shanks, Charles Lamb, Merchant Navy25Mess Room StewardBritish Freedom
Sharp, William, Merchant Navy21Fireman and GreaserBritish Freedom
Stewart, Ninion James, Merchant Navy22Second Radio OfficerBritish Freedom
Sutherland, Alexander, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish Freedom
West, William, Merchant Navy44Able SeamanBritish Freedom
Whitehead, Wilfred, Merchant Navy31Third Engineer OfficerBritish Freedom
Williams, Arthur, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanBritish Freedom
Wood, Geoffrey, Merchant Navy21Third OfficerBritish Freedom
Young, John Kennedy, Merchant Navy36Second StewardBritish Freedom

62 persons found - for all attacks on this ship (2).

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.