Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats


British steam passenger ship

Rotorua under her former name Shropshire. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

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

Aboard Rotorua when hit on 11 Dec 1940

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

NameAgeRankServed on
BritishAllen, Leslie Walter Albert, Merchant Navy24Able SeamanRotorua +
BritishCameron, , Merchant NavyAble SeamanRotorua
New ZealandCarter, Eric John, RNZNVR27Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Rotorua +
BritishCass, F.W., Merchant NavyChief Engineer OfficerRotorua
New ZealandClegg, Douglas H., Merchant Navy37Chief OfficerRotorua +
BritishDandridge, John James, RN39Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistRotorua +
BritishDooley, Herbert Johnson, Merchant Navy49Assistant StewardRotorua +
BritishDunn, Michael, Merchant Navy42GreaserRotorua +
BritishFitzgerald, John Uniacke Penrose, RNR52Rear Admiral (Commodore Second Class)Rotorua +
BritishForster, H.O., Merchant NavyFourth OfficerRotorua
BritishGreen, Ernest William, Merchant Navy31Second PurserRotorua
BritishHearn, Charles Morton, RN24Convoy Leading SignalmanRotorua +
BritishHosford, Leonard, Merchant Navy27GreaserRotorua +
BritishJackson, Henry, Merchant Navy56WatchmanRotorua +
BritishKaye, Leonard, Merchant Navy27BarkeeperRotorua +
BritishKeenan, Gerald Joseph, Merchant Navy28StewardRotorua +
BritishKemp, Edgar Reginald Harrison, Merchant Navy49MasterRotorua +
BritishMartinson, James Nicholas, Merchant Navy31FiremanRotorua +
BritishMcCaffery, Roy, RN21Convoy SignalmanRotorua +
BritishMcGrath, John Thomas, Merchant Navy30FiremanRotorua +
New ZealandMcQueen, Andrew Symington, RNZNVR23Able Seaman (DEMS gunner)Rotorua +
BritishMoore, Thomas, Merchant Navy57GreaserRotorua +
BritishMulford, John Guy, RN23Passenger (Supply Assistant)Rotorua +
BritishOtway, James Herbert, Merchant Navy18Ordinary SeamanRotorua +
BritishPollock, Edward Primrose, Merchant Navy39BakerRotorua +
BritishPorter, Edward, Merchant Navy26Second OfficerRotorua +
BritishSinclair, John Mcgregor, Merchant Navy24Third OfficerRotorua +
BritishSlater, Michael Salkeld, Merchant NavyJunior EngineerRotorua

28 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.