Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

British General

British steam 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 steam tanker British General.

Aboard British General when hit on 6 Oct 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
SwedishAnderson, August Emil, Merchant Navy64CarpenterBritish General +
BritishArmstrong, Frank Oswald, Merchant Navy43MasterBritish General +
BritishAshburn, John Southwell, Merchant Navy19Able SeamanBritish General +
BritishBeard, Claude, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanBritish General +
BritishBell, John Turnbull, Merchant Navy54Chief Engineer OfficerBritish General +
BritishBell, Robert, Merchant Navy42DonkeymanBritish General +
BritishBrown, George, Merchant Navy29Third Engineer OfficerBritish General +
BritishBurns, Robert Lyal, Merchant Navy25ElectricianBritish General +
BritishCayton, William O., Merchant Navy31Chief OfficerBritish General +
BritishConnell, John, Merchant Navy50Able SeamanBritish General +
BritishConnolly, Edward Wardle, Merchant Navy36Second CookBritish General +
BritishCopestake, Charles Leonard, Merchant Navy39Second Engineer OfficerBritish General +
BritishCullen, Christopher, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanBritish General +
IrishDoyle, Charles, Merchant Navy60FiremanBritish General +
BritishFletcher, Gordon, Merchant Navy19ApprenticeBritish General +
BritishGaray, Charles Laing, Merchant Navy20Ordinary SeamanBritish General +
BritishGarden, Alex, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish General +
New ZealandGorman, Edward Allan, Merchant Navy19SailorBritish General +
BritishGould, Richard Charles, Merchant Navy30Second OfficerBritish General +
BritishGreig, William Keith, Merchant Navy41GreaserBritish General +
BritishGubbins, Phillip, Merchant Navy29FiremanBritish General +
BritishHaywood, Ernest John, Merchant Navy16Assistant StewardBritish General +
BritishHolland, William Thomas, Merchant Navy25Fourth Engineer OfficerBritish General +
BritishJeffrey, Arnold, Merchant Navy32Boatswain (Bosun)British General +
BritishJohnston, George, Merchant Navy34Able SeamanBritish General +
BritishLiddle, J. William, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanBritish General +
BritishMason, Henry, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerBritish General +
BritishMatheson, Angus Albert McPhee, Merchant Navy25Mess Room StewardBritish General +
BritishMcAlinden, John, Merchant Navy17Deck BoyBritish General +
BritishMcNeill, James, Merchant Navy15Cabin BoyBritish General +
BritishNoel, Thomas Robert Edward, Merchant Navy27Chief StewardBritish General +
SwedishOlsson, Charles Gunnar William, Merchant Navy37FiremanBritish General +
BritishPark, John Murdoch, Merchant Navy22Fifth Engineer OfficerBritish General +
BritishPeters, Robert William, Merchant Navy68FiremanBritish General +
BritishPurdon, William, Merchant Navy16Cabin BoyBritish General +
BritishRadcliffe, John, Merchant Navy17ApprenticeBritish General +
BritishRounthwaite, Richard William, Merchant Navy33GreaserBritish General +
BritishSaunders, William, Merchant Navy49Able SeamanBritish General +
BritishSkeffington, James Frederick, Merchant Navy20First Radio OfficerBritish General +
BritishSmart, Peter James, Merchant Navy16Second Radio OfficerBritish General +
BritishSmith, Arthur Richard, Merchant Navy22Supernumerary Third OfficerBritish General +
BritishStart, John Bernard, Merchant Navy27CookBritish General +
BritishStobbart, William Park, Merchant Navy55Engine Room StorekeeperBritish General +
BritishSutton, Edward, Merchant Navy21SailorBritish General +
BritishThorrington, William, RN41Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)British General +
BritishWeatherstone, Joseph Aaron, Merchant Navy18Cabin BoyBritish General +
BritishWoodruff, William Swinhoa, Merchant Navy56GreaserBritish General +

47 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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