Ships hit by U-boats

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Napier Star

British steam merchant



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 merchant Napier Star.

Aboard Napier Star when hit on 18 Dec 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
Austin, William Gordon, Merchant Navy26Third Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Berry, Winston, Civilian28PassengerNapier Star +
Brewer, Alan, Merchant Navy45QuartermasterNapier Star +
Brown, Alexander, Merchant Navy19FiremanNapier Star +
Bryan, Neil Harold, RAN21Passenger (Paymaster Midshipman)Napier Star +
Byrne, Peter, Merchant Navy54DonkeymanNapier Star +
Cawthorn, Ralph, Merchant Navy54DonkeymanNapier Star +
Cheers, Arthur Edward, Merchant Navy35Able SeamanNapier Star +
Clark, C.J.F., Civilian33PassengerNapier Star +
Cocks, William Henry, Merchant Navy49BakerNapier Star +
Codlin, George Charles, Civilian57PassengerNapier Star +
Codlin, Margaret, Civilian59PassengerNapier Star +
Cohen, Hyman, Civilian25PassengerNapier Star +
Crossman, Thomas, Merchant Navy45GreaserNapier Star +
Cummins, Martin, Merchant Navy44CarpenterNapier Star +
Dickinson, Ralph, Merchant Navy31DonkeymanNapier Star +
Ellen, Benjamin, Merchant Navy27QuartermasterNapier Star +
Gall, Arthur Alexander Harris, Merchant Navy45Second Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Gerrard, Michael, Merchant Navy27FiremanNapier Star +
Gill, Ronald William, Merchant Navy41Chief OfficerNapier Star +
Godfrey, James Joseph, Merchant Navy20Junior Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Graham, Thomas, Merchant Navy31FiremanNapier Star +
Henshaw, Stanley, Merchant Navy35Third Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Hollings, Frank Holdsworth, Merchant Navy28Third Radio OfficerNapier Star +
Hough, Thomas James, Merchant Navy20QuartermasterNapier Star +
Jackson, Peter, Merchant Navy16CadetNapier Star +
Jarman, Kenneth George, Merchant Navy23SailorNapier Star +
Johnson, Dennis, Merchant Navy17Kitchen BoyNapier Star +
Jones, Robert John, Merchant Navy14Steward's BoyNapier Star +
Kane, Joseph P., Merchant Navy33Able SeamanNapier Star +
Kowaski, Cecil, Merchant Navy18Deck BoyNapier Star +
Larkin, John, Merchant Navy19FiremanNapier Star +
Larsen, Clifford Neil, Merchant Navy23Junior Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Last, Dr. R.J., CivilianPassengerNapier Star
Last, Mrs., CivilianPassengerNapier Star
Lawrence, Joan Marjory Durban, Civilian29PassengerNapier Star +
Leuchars, William Shade, Merchant Navy40First Radio OfficerNapier Star +
Mackillican, Sydney Archibald, Merchant Navy28Third OfficerNapier Star +
Mann, John Edward, Merchant Navy19Assistant StewardNapier Star +
Marshall, Thomas Haw, Merchant Navy24Fourth OfficerNapier Star +
Matthews, Ronald Sydney, Merchant Navy23SailorNapier Star +
McArdle, Peter, Merchant Navy22FiremanNapier Star +
Munson, James Arthur, Merchant Navy45Able SeamanNapier Star +
Newman, Thomas, Merchant Navy22Junior Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Parker, Edward Ernest, Merchant Navy23Able SeamanNapier Star +
Pebody, Jack Ethelbert, RAF32Passenger (Flight Lieutenant)Napier Star +
Pendleton, William, Merchant Navy46FiremanNapier Star +
Percival, William, Merchant Navy18Assistant StewardNapier Star +
Pittuck, Ernest George, Merchant Navy32Chief CookNapier Star +
Rafferty, Francis, Merchant Navy29FiremanNapier Star +
Ransom, Laurence, Merchant Navy25Able SeamanNapier Star +
Roberts, Laurence Frederick, Merchant Navy23Assistant StewardNapier Star +
Roberts, Thomas, Merchant NavyRefrigerator GreaserNapier Star +
Rowland, Alfred, Merchant Navy20Second Radio OfficerNapier Star +
Ryan, Joseph, Merchant Navy17Steward's BoyNapier Star +
Schofield, Charles, Merchant Navy27GreaserNapier Star +
Smith, Norman Lennard, Merchant Navy19Deck BoyNapier Star +
Speedy, Peter Graham, Merchant Navy27FiremanNapier Star +
Stewart, Alan Duncan John, Merchant Navy34Boatswain (Bosun)Napier Star +
Taylor, Leslie Granville James, Civilian26PassengerNapier Star +
Thomson, Clelland, Merchant Navy51Chief Refrigerator EngineerNapier Star +
Thoseby, John Rosevear, Merchant Navy20CadetNapier Star +
Tinton, Bert Joseph, Merchant Navy23Ordinary SeamanNapier Star +
Tye, Desmond Gladwyn, Merchant Navy24Fourth Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Walsh, William, Merchant Navy49MasterNapier Star +
Waterson, David Henry, Merchant Navy47Chief StewardNapier Star +
Waugh, Robert, Merchant Navy27GreaserNapier Star +
Webster, George, Merchant Navy28Fourth Engineer OfficerNapier Star +
Whittington, Joseph, Merchant Navy30FiremanNapier Star +
Williams, Anthony, Merchant Navy28Able SeamanNapier Star +
Young, Thomas, Merchant Navy53Chief Engineer OfficerNapier Star +

71 persons found.

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